Construction companies in the Boise area have many safety requirements they must adhere to, as mandated by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). One such requirement is the use of proper signs on job sites. These signs keep workers safe by identifying potential hazards and reminding them of the proper safety procedures to follow. Failure to post the required signs may result in hefty fines from OSHA.
Required Construction Site Signs
There are several different types of signs required on construction sites, depending on the specific work being done:
Danger signs are used to communicate possible hazards resulting in death or serious bodily harm. The word "Danger" is written in white letters on a red background. A "High Voltage" sign would be an example of a danger sign.
Caution signs warn workers and visitors of potential jobsite dangers that may result in minor or moderate injury. The word "Caution" is written in black letters with a yellow background. An example of a caution sign would be a "Construction Zone" sign.
Warning signs alert workers and visitors to potential risks on construction sites. If not followed they may result in serious injury. The word "Warning" is written in black with an orange background. An example of a warning sign would be a "Heavy Machinery on Site" sign.
Notice signs provide important information for workers and visitors. The notices do not necessarily alert visitors and workers of hazards. The word "Notice" is written in white letters with a blue background. An example of a notice sign would be an "Area Under Construction" sign.
Site Safety signs are all-encompassing signs listing dangers, warnings, and notices. It has "Safety" written in white letters with a green background with the various risks and warnings listed.
First Aid signs indicate the location of first aid kits and supplies. First aid signs must be placed in a visible location near the entrance to the job site.
Fire Equipment signs indicate the location of fire extinguishers and hoses. Fire equipment signs must be placed in a visible area with arrows pointing to the location of the fire extinguishers and hoses.
What are the OSHA requirements for job site signs?
OSHA requires all signs on a job site to be made from durable materials, so they don’t deteriorate in inclement weather or from exposure to chemicals and debris. Signs must also be legible from a distance and be large enough to be seen by workers and visitors. Signs should need to be illuminated at night or during periods of low visibility.
If you need signs for a current construction project, or signs for any of your future construction job sites, contact us, FASTSIGNS® of Boise, ID today.