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Burbank Sign Company | Warning & Safety Signs Need To Be Effective!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 @ 06:12 AM

Why Do Safety Signs Matter?

Safety signs, tags and warning labels are an essential feature to any plant or business, and comprise one of its most important assets. By not using proper effective safety and warning signs, you run a risk of danger that isn't worth the risk.

Safety Signs Hints on Designing an Effective Warning Sign

To make your signs and labels as effective as possible, follow these hints.
1. Choose the Proper Header - The header helps get the sign noticed.
2. Choose the Right Material - Installation and ordering costs are often more than the sign itself. As a result, a durable sign always pays for itself with reduced labor.

3. Use Bilingual Warnings - Although the use of a symbol is strongly encouraged in order to better communicate hazard information across language barriers, more and more warnings themselves are now shown in two languages.

4. Learn about the New ANSI Standard - The new ANSI standard for safety signs emphasizes custom design. It suggests that you add an Action statement, consequences, a symbol, use mixed case and, in many situations, add emergency information.

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Topics: Burbank Sign Company, Safety & Danger Warning Signs, Electrical Hazard Signs