ADA | Safety Signs
ADA & OSHA signage requirements
What are ADA & Safety Signs?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Americans with Disability Act (ADA) legislation was written back in the 1990s to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. The Act requires that all business owners provide adequate “ADA signs” (i.e. signage designed according to ADA stipulations) to make their buildings, products, and service accessible to everyone.
Safety signs are established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They require specific signage (Danger, Caution & Safety Instructions) to be on display in every business for the safety and well-being of employees, visitors, customers, or clients, etc.
Many of these OSHA signs serve an important role in a business. It is important to understand and comply with the laws and regulations that have been established. ADA signage ensures that all persons, with and without a physical disability, are treated fairly and have equal access. ADA signs are required so that your enterprise is accessible for everyone, regardless of their special needs, i.e., from wheelchair accessibility to braille for the visually impaired.
Safety signs must use high-contrast colors to ensure they are easily visible day and evening. Safety signs protect your employees, guests, visitors, customers from potentially dangerous areas in your business that should only be entered into by those wearing appropriate safety gear. There are a lot of safety signs required for businesses required to maintain compliance with OSHA regulations. The knowledgeable team at Vector Sign Solutions is ready to help you understand what signs are needed to ensure your business is compliant with ADA and OSHA requirements.
ADA & ADA Engraved Signs
Americans with Disabilities Act signage is designed to ensure everyone, with or without a disability, can easily navigate through your facility or place of business. Everyone is required to include these signs to ensure the safety and well-being of your employees, customers, and guests. These ADA signs include but are not limited to:
- Braille signs
- Tactile signs
- Office or Room number signs
- Restroom signs
- Handicap accessible signs
Vector Sign Solution is here to help you keep your employees and everyone who visits your business safe while maintaining your brand recognition. Regardless of the industry or size of your enterprise, ADA signage must be displayed at entrances, exits, elevators, restrooms including your parking area. These signs can be custom to match your business, with a variety of colors, designs, materials, and finishes that stay within ADA standards.
Types of Engraved Signs
Vector Sign Solutions carries all the most popular engraved sign styles to satisfy your ADA safety signage needs, including:
- Engraved safety signs to keep staff safe in manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and medical offices
- Engraved metal like brass, aluminum, and stainless steel, for durable plaques, awards, office identification, and wayfinding signage
- Engraved wood signs to create “rustic” or artisanal aesthetics for your brand
- Engraved plastic signs for quick and affordable advertising in any business setting
- Acrylic laser engraved signs for precision detailing on awards, nameplates, directories, or product displays
- Engraved ID tags for valves, plumbing fixtures, and other important equipment
- Engraved directory inserts for offices or multi-unit residential buildings, and much more!
Whatever your ADA Signage requirements are; our experienced signage team can bring it to life. Working with a dedicated Vector Sign project manager, they will help you define and outline your ADA and ADA Engraved sign specifications, then our talented in-house design team will create your graphics, logo, or branding as required.
OSHA SAFETY SIGNAGE
Your business, regardless of size needs to recognize the safety of your customers. OSHA guidelines and signage requirements very by area and are required by law to protect your employees, visitors, guests, and customers. OSHA safety signs are required for construction sites, warehouses, fire escapes, playgrounds, stadiums, hospitals, motels and hotels, schools, government facilities, etc; for some of the following conditions:
- No Smoking
- Fire Exits
- Wet or Slippery Surfaces
- Danger High Voltage
- Danger Construction Area
- Notice Authorized Personnel Only
- Beware Overhead Electric Power Lines
Several agencies, associations, and organizations provide the standardization of safety signs including: the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the National Equipment Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Each group establishes their own standards for their specialization and level of authority.
OSHA is responsible for regulating most workplaces including the specifications for safety signs and accident prevention signs. The safety requirements are spelled out in 29 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 1910.145. These safety specifications cover all safety signs except those designed for streets, highways and railroads. Please note, these specifications do not apply to plant bulletin boards or to safety posters.
OSHA SIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
SIGN CLASSIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS
Danger Signage – Danger signs caution immediate danger and that special precautions are necessary. OSHA requires red, black and white colors are to be used for danger signs.
Caution Signage — Caution signs warn about potential hazards or caution against unsafe practices. OSHA requires caution signs to include a yellow background black letters. Or a black background with yellow letters.
Safety Instruction Signage — Safety Instruction signs are required to be displayed where there is a need for general instructions and/or suggestions relative to safety measures. OSHA requires that safety instruction signs have a white background, green panel with white letters. Letters used on the white background must be black.
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Serving Noblesville, Hamilton Co and Metro Indianapolis, Vector Sign Solutions proudly serves entrepreneurs, business owners, organizations, schools, churches, government agencies, healthcare and individuals throughout Indiana and the Midwest. We provide enterprise-class-signage catering to the needs of each individual client. We produce a wide collection of sign products for interior and exterior requirements. Our talent team has the expertise to help with each stage including design, production, installation and ongoing maintenance of your signage.
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