Safety Cues In Different Hues

Knowing what the various colors of safety signs mean is a key part of visually communicating the risk of hazards in a facility. Using different colors draws the viewer’s attention and offers an indication of their meaning without needing to read the words.

The American National Standards Institute has established rules governing what specific sign colors mean.

DANGER SIGNS

  • Danger, high risk of injury or death
  • Emergency stops and alarms
  • Fire protection equipment

WARNING SIGNS

  • Guarding devices
  • Hazardous conditions
  • Moderate risk of injury

CAUTION SIGNS

  • Caution statements
  • Materials handling equipment
  • Minor risk of injury
  • Wet floor signs

 

NOTICE SIGNS

  • Action to be carried out
  • No immediate hazard

SAFETY FIRST SIGNS

  • First aid equipment or location
  • Safety equipment or information

When you need safety color cues, it’s twine time.

 

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