ANSI Compliant Signs and Labels

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The Little Differences

In ANSI, Safety Symbols, Signs and Labels on 3 April 2009 at 1:33 pm

Radioactive Symbol

Pop Quiz: Which of these is the correct radiation alert symbol?

They are not readily noticeable, but if you look close you will see subtle differences. One of these symbols conforms to international standards, the other does not. Give up? Try these:

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The Risk of Personal Injury

In ANSI, Safety Symbols, Signs and Labels on 20 March 2009 at 9:41 am

Notice - Safety Glasses Required Beyond This Point

I recently saw a sign like this hanging in the window of a machine shop.

There is a major error here. Can you spot it?

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A Good Sign? (Epilogue)

In ANSI, Safety Symbols, Signs and Labels on 19 March 2009 at 9:52 am

A Good Sign

This certainly is a good sign and we have completely conformed to the standardization in ANSI 535. It has come a long way.

The message is clear and the hazard is obvious. After some serious updates, we have a sign that will keep people safe and (as an added bonus) help you avoid a fine from OSHA.

Here is the original design…

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Effective Safety Symbols

In ANSI, Safety Symbols on 9 March 2009 at 2:30 pm

Abstract Safety Symbol

What does this symbol mean?

If you don’t know, you’re not alone.

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