For many industrial or manufacturing facilities, as well as construction sites, being safe is the number one priority. Whether it’s moving machinery above, dangerous chemicals coursing through pipes along the wall, or just high traffic areas where people need to be aware of their surroundings.
One false move could really ruin someone’s day. That’s why quality safety signage is so important. It could be as simple as running yellow safety tape along the ground to mark safe/unsafe areas to walk or as important as electricity levels in certain areas of the facility.
Ways To Safety
In addition to pointing out potential hazards, safety labels can also provide information to keep your crews safe if there is an accident. Once an alarm is sounded, does everyone know where they’re supposed to go? With the proper safety signage, they will.
However, everything doesn’t have to be at DEFCON 1 all of the time. Even grocery stores use safety signage to point out their doors automatically open one way or the other. Going to pick up a loaf of bread certainly isn’t the most hazardous thing you’ll do all day, but an advanced warning is nice.
Knowing where eye-washing stations, fire extinguishers, and fire doors are can save property, keep injuries small, and even save a life. To some, many signs seem redundant, overkill, or unnecessary. But consider this: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that employers lose almost one billion dollars A DAY to compensation costs related to workplace injuries.
That doesn’t include ancillary costs, such as training new hires, any downtime associated with injuries, lost productivity if machinery is out of service during an investigation, and so on. If more safety tape and warning signs help the bottom line, it makes sense to place clear warnings signs anywhere it makes sense.
More Information, More Safety
In addition to safety labels, Precision Label Products also offers printers and tape specifically made for pipe marking. Working hand in hand with safety labels, pipe markers let workers know which pipes carry toxic, flammable, and other hazardous liquids or gasses as well as benign substances.
Safety labels and pipe marking is done to meet specifications laid out by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration. These regulations make sure employees, as well as other personnel that may be in the vicinity of something potentially dangerous. It also helps inspectors, repair crews, and other people not familiar with the facility stay safe – and know where they’re going!
Are your safety labels beginning to show their age, no longer relevant, or are no longer legible? Contact Precision Label Products. We provide safety labels as well as printers and tape for you to create custom safety signs for your facility on your own. We look forward to hearing from you.