Most Popular OSHA Signs: Part II

Every safety professional must ensure that their company complies with all the appropriate standards and regulations. 

In our first post, Five Most Popular OSHA Sign Wordings, we went over Stonehouse Signs' most popular OSHA Signs. Now here are our five next most popular OSHA Signs and the OSHA standards they comply with. 
Stonehouse Signs Danger Do Not Enter Sign

You can also view the most popular OSHA Signs for Asbestos, Radiation, and Biohazard Standards in OSHA Sign Wordings III.

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.

Danger: High Voltage/ Danger: High Voltage Keep Out
          - OSHA Standard Number 1910.303 – General Electrical Guidelines
          - OSHA Standard Number 1910.306 – Specific purpose equipment and installations
Danger: Flammable
         - OSHA Standard Number 1910.106 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Danger: Propane
          - OSHA Standard Number: 1910.110 – Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases
Danger: Construction Area Keep Out
          - OSHA Standard Number 1926.252: Disposal of Waste Materials
          - OSHA Standard Number 1926.1501: Cranes and Derricks
          - OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction
Danger: Hard Hat Area
          - OSHA Standard Number 1910.135 – Head Protection
          - OSHA Standard 1926.100 – Head Protection for Construction
Caution: Hearing Protection Required In This Area
          - OSHA Standard Number 1910.95 – Occupational noise exposure.
          - OSHA Standard Number 1926.52 - Occupational noise exposure.
          - OSHA Standard Number 1926.101 - Hearing protection

Danger: High Voltage/ High Voltage Keep Out

Stonehouse Signs Danger High Voltage Sign

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

Stonehouse Signs Danger High Voltage Keep Out Sign Stonehouse Signs Danger High Voltage Sign Stonehouse Signs Danger High Voltage Keep Away Sign

OSHA Standard 1910.303: General Electrical Guidelines

1910.303(h)(5)(iii) –The  following requirements apply to the entrances to all buildings, rooms, or enclosures containing exposed live parts or exposed conductors operating at over 600 volts, nominal:

1910.303(h)(5)(iii)(A)

The entrances shall be kept locked unless they are under the observation of a qualified person at all times; and

1910.303(h)(5)(iii)(B)

Permanent and conspicuous warning signs shall be provided, reading substantially as follows:

"DANGER -- HIGH VOLTAGE -- KEEP OUT."

OSHA Standard Number 1910.306:
Specific
purpose equipment and installations

1910.306(g)(1)(iv)- Guarding and grounding

Warning labels or signs that read "DANGER -- HIGH VOLTAGE -- KEEP OUT" shall be attached to the equipment and shall be plainly visible where persons might contact energized parts when doors are opened or closed or when panels are removed from compartments containing over 250 volts ac or dc.

Danger: Flammable

Stonehouse Signs Danger Flammable Sign

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

Stonehouse Signs Danger Flammable Liquids Sign Stonehouse Signs Danger Combustible Liquids Sign Stonehouse Signs Danger Flammable Keep Fire Away Sign

OSHA Standard Number 1910.106: Flammable and Combustible Liquids

1910.106(h)(7)(i)(a)– General Information

Precautions shall be taken to prevent the ignition of flammable vapors.  Sources of ignition include but are not limited to open flames; lightning; smoking; cutting and welding; hot surfaces; frictional heat; static, electrical, and mechanical sparks; spontaneous ignition, including heat-producing chemical reactions; and radiant heat.

Danger: Propane

Stonehouse Signs Danger Propane Sign

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

Stonehouse Signs Danger Flammable Sign Stonehouse Signs Danger Flammable Gas Sign

OSHA Standard Number: 1910.110: Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases.

1910.110(d)(12)(iv)– General provisions applicable to systems in industrial plants and to bulk filling plants.

To minimize trespassing or tampering, the area which includes container appurtenances, pumping equipment, loading and unloading facilities, and cylinder-filling facilities shall be enclosed with at least a 6-foot-high industrial type fence unless otherwise adequately protected. There shall be at least two means of emergency access.

Danger: Construction Area Keep Out

Stonehouse Signs Danger Construction Area Keep Out Sign

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

Stonehouse Signs Danger Falling Material Sign Stonehouse Signs Danger Crane Overhead Sign

OSHA Standard Number 1926.252: Disposal of Waste Materials

1926.252(a)

Whenever materials are dropped more than 20 feet (6 meters) to any exterior point of a building, an enclosed chute shall be used.

1926.252(b)

When debris is dropped through holes in the floor without the use of chutes, the area where the material is dropped shall be enclosed with barricades not less than 42 inches high (106.7 centimeters) and not less than 6 feet (1.8 meters) back from the projected edges of the opening above. Warning signs of the hazard of falling material shall be posted at each level.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.1501: Cranes and Derricks

1926.1501(a)(9)
Accessible areas within the swing radius of the rear of the rotating superstructure shall be properly barricaded to prevent employees from being struck or crushed by the crane.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction

1926.800(b)

Construction areas shall be posted with legible traffic signs at points of hazard.
The employer shall provide and maintain safe means of access and egress to all work stations.

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 signs indicating "Keep Out" or similar language. Complete or unused sections of the underground facility shall be barricaded.

Danger: Hard Hat Area

Stonehouse Signs Danger Hard Hat Area Sign

Stonehouse also recommends these OSHA messages for the personal protection equipment standards mentioned below:

Stonehouse Signs Danger Hard Hat Area Sign Stonehouse Signs Caution Hard Hats Required Sign Stonehouse Signs Notice Hard Hats Must Be Worn Signs

OSHA Standard Number 1910.135: Head Protection

 1910.135(a)(1)

The employer shall ensure that each affected employee wears a protective helmet when working in areas where there is a potential for injury to the head from falling objects.

1910.135(a)(2)

The employer shall ensure that a protective helmet designed to reduce electrical shock hazard is worn by each such affected employee when near exposed electrical conductors which could contact the head.

1915.155(a)(1)

The employer shall ensure that each affected employee wears a protective helmet when working in areas where there is a potential for injury to the head from falling objects.

1915.155(a)(2)

The employer shall ensure that each affected employee wears a protective helmet designed to reduce electrical shock hazards where there is potential for electric shock or burns due to contact with exposed electrical conductors which could contact the head.

OSHA Standard 1926.100– Head Protection for Construction

1926.100(a)

Employees working in areas where there is a possible danger of head injury from impact, or from falling or flying objects, or from electrical shock and burns, shall be protected by protective helmets.

1926.100(b)

Helmets for the protection of employees against impact and penetration of falling and flying objects shall meet the specifications contained in American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Z89.1-1969, Safety Requirements for Industrial Head Protection.

1926.100(c)

Helmets for the head protection of employees exposed to high voltage electrical shock and burns shall meet the specifications contained in American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Z89.2-1971.

1926.501(c)

When an employee is exposed to falling objects, the employer shall have each employee wear a hard hat and shall implement one of the following measures:

Caution: Hearing Protection Required In This Area

Stonehouse Signs Caution Hearing Protection Required In Area Sign

Stonehouse also recommends these OSHA messages for the personal protection equipment standards mentioned below:

Stonehouse Signs Caution Hearing Protection Required Sign Stonehouse Signs Danger Do Not Enter Without Ear Protection Sign Stonehouse Signs Caution High Noise Area Wear Ear Protection Sign

OSHA Standard Number 1910.95– Occupational noise exposure.

1910.95(b)(1)

When employees are subjected to sound exceeding those listed in Table G-16, feasible administrative or engineering controls shall be utilized. If such controls fail to reduce sound levels within the levels of Table G-16, personal protective equipment shall be provided and used to reduce sound levels within the levels of the table.

1910.95(i)(1)

Employers shall make hearing protectors available to all employees exposed to an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels or greater at no cost to the employees. Hearing protectors shall be replaced as necessary.

1910.95(i)(2)(i)

Employers shall ensure that hearing protectors are worn by an employee who is required by paragraph (b)(1) of this section to wear personal protective equipment; and

1910.95(i)(2)(ii)

By any employee who is exposed to an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels or greater, and who:

1910.95(i)(2)(ii)(B)

Has experienced a standard threshold shift.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.101 - Hearing protection

1926.101(a)

Wherever it is not feasible to reduce the noise levels or duration of exposures to those specified in Table D-2, Permissible Noise Exposures, in 1926.52, ear protective devices shall be provided and used.

1926.101(b)

Ear protective devices inserted in the ear shall be fitted or determined individually by competent persons.

1926.101(c)

Plain cotton is not an acceptable protective device.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.52- Occupational noise exposure.

1926.52(a)

Protection against the effects of noise exposure shall be provided when the sound levels exceed those shown in Table D-2 of this section when measured on the A-scale of a standard sound level meter at slow response.

1926.52(b)

When employees are subjected to sound levels exceeding those listed in Table D-2 of this section, feasible administrative or engineering controls shall be utilized. If such controls fail to reduce sound levels within the levels of the table, personal protective equipment as required in Subpart E, shall be provided and used to reduce sound levels within the levels of the table.

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