Five Most Popular OSHA Sign Wordings

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women. 

Every business must ensure that their company complies with all appropriate OSHA standards and regulations. To help in this effort, we're sharing our most popular OSHA Signs and the corresponding applicable OSHA regulations these signs can comply with. However, it is up to you to evaluate your working environment and worker needs, and determine if these OSHA Signs will work for your facility to meet OSHA regulations.  

The signs you see in each section below are just a few of the thouands of OSHA Compliant Signs that Stonehouse Signs offers.

NOTE: The information presented in this document is intended for general discussion only and should not be used for compliance purposes. For more detailed information on OSHA standards and their application to specific situations, please visit the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's website, or contact OSHA directly.

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Danger: No Smoking, Matches or Open Lights Signs

    - OSHA Standard Number 1910.106: Flammable and combustible liquids
     - OSHA Standard Number 1926.151: Fire Prevention
     - OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction

Warning: No Smoking Turn Off Engine Signs

     - OSHA Standard Number 1910.106: Flammable and combustible liquids

Danger: Confined Space Signs

     - OSHA Standard Number 1910.146– Permit-Required Confined Spaces

Danger: Keep Out Signs

     - OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction

Notice: Authorized Personnel Only Signs

    - OSHA Standard Number 1910.269 – Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
     - OSHA Standard Number 1926.403 – General Electrical Requirements

 

Danger: No Smoking Matches or Open Lights Signs

Danger No Smoking Matches or Open Lights Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse Signs also recommends these OSHA Signs for the standards mentioned below:

Danger No Smoking No Open Flames No Sparks Top OSHA Messages Danger Flammable Material No Smoking Top OSHA Messages

Applicable OSHA Standards: 

OSHA Standard Number 1910.106: Flammable and combustible liquids

1910.106(d)(7)(iii) – Open Flames and Smoking

Open flames and smoking shall not be permitted in flammable or combustible liquid storage areas.

1910.106(f)(6) – Sources of Ignition

Class I liquids shall not be handled, drawn, or dispensed where flammable vapors may reach a source of ignition. Smoking shall be prohibited except in designated localities. "No Smoking" signs shall be conspicuously posted where hazard from flammable liquid vapors is normally present.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.151: Fire Prevention

1926.151(a)(3) – Ignition hazards.

Smoking shall be prohibited at or in the vicinity of operations which constitute a fire hazard, and shall be conspicuously posted: "No Smoking or Open Flame."

OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction

1926.800(m)(1)– Fire Prevention and Control

Open flames and fires are prohibited in all underground construction operations except as permitted for welding, cutting and other hot work operations in paragraph (n) of this section.

1926.800(m)(2)(ii)– Fire Prevention and Control

Readily visible signs prohibiting smoking and open flames shall be posted in areas having fire explosion hazards.

Warning: No Smoking Turn Off Engine Signs

Warning No Smoking Turn Off Engine Top OSHA Messages

Applicable OSHA Standards: 

1910.106(g)(8)– Sources of Ignition

In addition to the above restrictions of this paragraph, the following shall apply:
There shall be no smoking or open flames in the areas used for fueling, servicing fuel systems for internal combustion engines, receiving or dispensing of flammable or combustible liquids.  Conspicuous and legible signs prohibiting smoking shall be posted within sight of the customer being served.  The motors of all equipment being fueled shall be shut off during the fueling operation.

Danger: Confined Space Signs

Danger Confined Space Enter By Permit Only Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse Signs also recommends these OSHA Signs for the standards mentioned below:

Danger Permit Required Confined Space Do Not Enter Top OSHA Messages Danger Confined Space Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages

Applicable OSHA Standards: 

OSHA Standard Number 1910.146– Permit-Required Confined Spaces

1910.146(c) – General Requirements

1910.146(c)(2) – If the workplace contains permit spaces, the employer shall inform exposed employees, by posting danger signs or by any other equally effective means, of the existence and location of and the danger posed by the permit spaces.

NOTE: A sign reading DANGER -- PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE, DO NOT ENTER or using other similar language would satisfy the requirement for a sign.

Danger: Keep Out Signs

Danger Keep Out Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse Signs also recommends these OSHA Signs for the standards mentioned below:

Danger Construction Area Keep Out Top OSHA Messages Danger High Voltage Keep Out Top OSHA Messages

Applicable OSHA Standards: 

OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction

1926.800(b) Access and egress.

1926.800(b)(3)

The employer shall control access to all openings to prevent unauthorized entry underground. Unused chutes, manways, or other openings shall be tightly covered, bulkheaded, or fenced off, and shall be posted with warning signs indicating "Keep Out" or similar language. Completed or unused sections of the underground facility shall be barricaded.

Notice: Authorized Personnel Only Signs

Notice Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse Signs also recommends these OSHA Signs for the standards mentioned below:

Danger Admittance To Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages Danger Do Not Enter Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages

Applicable OSHA Standards: 

OSHA Standard Number 1910.269 – Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

1910.269(u)(4) - Guarding of rooms containing electric supply equipment.

1910.269(u)(4)(ii)

The rooms and spaces shall be so enclosed within fences, screens, partitions, or walls as to minimize the possibility that unqualified persons will enter.

1910.269(u)(4)(iii)

Signs warning unqualified persons to keep out shall be displayed at entrances to the rooms and spaces.

1910.269(u)(4)(iv)

Entrances to rooms and spaces that are not under the observation of an attendant shall be kept locked.

1910.269(u)(4)(v)

Unqualified persons may not enter the rooms or spaces while the electric supply lines or equipment are energized.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.403 – General Electrical Requirements

1926.403(i)(2)(iii) – Guarding of Live Parts

Entrances to rooms and other guarded locations containing exposed live parts shall be marked with conspicuous warning signs forbidding unqualified persons to enter.

There's more! You can also view our article, Top OSHA Signs Part II, where we detail more applicable standards; and OSHA Signs Part III, which includes the standards and requirements for Asbestos, Radiation, and Biohazards.

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