Electrical lines may sag or break and pose a danger to people around them. Dangerous chemicals are commonplace, as are sharp or heavy objects moving around the facility or even suspending overhead. Fortunately, with the introduction of OSHA electrical labels, millions of lives can be spared.
Many honest working men and women today subject themselves to dangerous situations at their place of employment. Warehouses, factories, storerooms, and other facilities are intrinsically dangerous places to work, yet someone must do it.
Unfortunately, with such dangerous conditions, men and women are injured or killed every day in workplace accidents. Huge machines stand constantly at the ready, which can be a hazard.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration labels are probably the most important signage you can invest in for your workplace. Lives can and have been saved due to warning signs around particularly dangerous locations in a facility.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established in 1971 and put new safety laws into effect in regards to dangerous work environments.
In order to comply with the regulations laid down by this administration, factory owners must implement the right signage around their facility.
OSHA electrical labels and signs are a highly efficient way to prevent workplace injuries and death. Exactly which signs to place depending on many factors, such as the particular state, industry, facility size, etc.
They are generally found on or around machinery, electrical lines or panels, hazardous chemicals, flammable material areas, gas and fuel lines, confined spaces, hot surfaces, and many more locations.
OSHA labels are designed to warn, instruct, and remind warehouse workers about the necessary precautions they should be taking with a particular tool or in a certain area of the establishment.
"Caution: keep hands and fingers away" is a great reminder for workers of sharp blades that may be hidden and otherwise unknown until it is too late.
Sometimes contents behind certain doors necessitate that the door remains locked or inaccessible to people not wearing the right safety gear.
How is a worker to know this unless they either memorize the information or they are provided with OSHA labels on the spot of the warnings they need to know?
A label that reads, "Danger: chemical storage area" is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to convey to workers that unless they want to enter the labeled room to obtain a particular chemical, it would be best if they remain away from the door.
Some signs are more complicated than others, requiring some knowledge of the equipment they label, such as "Danger: wear a face shield when using this equipment."
Others are as basic as they come, with two simple words: "Danger: hot." Other signs serve as reminders rather than specific instructions, such as "Safety First: bend knees when lifting."Simple OSHA labels on the spot limit the time and effort it takes to train safety because it eliminates the need to remember everything perfectly. The use of bright colors like orange, red, and yellow ensure they grab the attention of passersby.