Safety signage requirements started in 1914 with only the most basic danger and caution signs for the safety of workers in the workplace. It wasn’t until 1918 that the (ANSI) American National Standards Institute was founded. They are a private, not for profit organization whose Mission statement is “To enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.”
The Purpose of Safety Signs
Safety signs are in place for the safety of the public and for workers in the workplace. Safety signs are messages for spaces, places, or buildings. They communicate messages of safety, that give instruction or direction in how to stay safe. Safety signs warn of possible dangers.
Colors Used for Safety Signs
There are many safety signs for various safety reasons and Grainger.com has a color code chart for the various safety signage.
Red is used for Danger or Stop.
Yellow is used for Caution.
Orange is used for Warning.
Green is used for Safety.
Blue is used for Information.
Black, White, Yellow, or a combination of Black with White or Yellow is used for boundaries.
Magenta or Purple on Yellow is used for Radiation Caution.
Fluorescent Orange, Orange—Red is used for Bio-safety.
When it comes to the guidelines of safety signs, Cowtown Signs has designed and installed many different types of safety signs throughout the Greater MetroPlex. If your business needs safety signage, our expert team of advisors, designers, and installers can assist you. Call Cowtown Signs for your proposal today – 817-446-6000