menu

Labels

Printers & Scanners

Lockout Tagout

Signs

Pipe & Valve

Tags

Absorbents

How To Choose A Sign Style

There are four safety sign styles to choose from when designing your custom safety sign: OSHA, ANSI Z535, ALERT, and BLANK signs. Use the guide below to help you choose which style best fits your workplace.

Also, see How to Choose a Sign Header for more information on which header to use for your sign application.

Header Type Description of Use

Danger High Voltage

OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 1910.145) requires the use of safety signs to indicate and define specific hazards that, without identification, may lead to accidental injury to workers and/or the public or to property damage.

Danger High Voltage Sign

ANSI Z535

The ANSI Z535 Committee on Safety Signs developed a set of standards for the design, application and use of signs, colors, and symbols intended to identify and warn against specific hazards and for other accident prevention purposes. The recommended format is intended to provide a safety alert message that is clearly and rapidly understood. Lettering is left justified, as well as upper and lower case to enhance legibility, and internationally recognized pictograms are used for universal comprehension.

Danger High Voltage

ALERT

As our workforce becomes more global and diverse, visual forms of communication are relying more and more on the use of symbols and pictograms to warn about hazardous conditions. By using internationally recognized pictograms, Alert signs help you promote greater and more rapid communication of safety messages. (Alert signs do not comply with the ANSI Z535 standard).

Custom Message

CUSTOM

Custom blank signs allow you to create your safety message without a header. Pictograms may be added to the right side of the sign (see Alert sign style) to help communicate warnings.

Top