According to OSHA, nearly all workplace injuries and fatalities are preventable. Many of these incidents could have been prevented if workers were properly trained and informed of potential dangers on the worksite. One step you can take to help your employees stay safe on the job is to utilize caution plates.
Caution plates equip workers with the information they need to safely operate in the workplace. You will want to make sure that your caution plate includes vital information such as: potential hazards when using specified machinery or workspaces and any necessary instructions for operating safely in the facility.
There are other specifics of your signage that you should keep in mind as well such as colors used. OSHA requires that certain colors be used for specific types of signage. For example, CAUTION signs should have “yellow as the predominant color.” The upper panel (behind the yellow “Caution” lettering) and borders must be black. Any additional text should be in black, and placed against the yellow lower panel of the sign.
Danger signs will use red as its main color in the upper panel. Borders are to be outlined in black, and any additional text will be placed on the white lower panel. These are just a couple examples of how colors are to be used in your signage.
Make sure your Caution Plates and all other necessary signage are posted in a noticeable location where the relevant practices will take place. This is a very important step when it comes to workplace safety.
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