The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) mission is to promote and facilitate voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems throughout the United States.
OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. Their mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.
Almetek complies with the guidelines of both organizations. We provide ANSI/OSHA signs and labels for many different industries. Our products warn employees of potential hazards while also informing them of best practices in the worksite.
Almetek products display the ANSI compliant headers to signify the level of hazard. DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, NOTICE
• Provides a universal format
• Consistency in layout
• Added detail
• More effective than previous format
• OSHA adopted ANSI Z535-2022 (R2017)
The Message Panel within an ANSI sign should communicate information to a viewer on the type of hazard, the consequence of not avoiding the hazard, and how to avoid the hazard.
Safety Symbols are used to communicate a particular safety message without the use of words. There are four types of safety symbols that communicate different messages.
These symbols convey information related to the nature of the hazard.
This type of symbol conveys actions that should be taken to avoid hazards.
This type of symbol conveys actions that should not be taken.
• Information This type of safety symbol is generally used to convey:
A. Safe condition (equipment location, egress, permitted actions).
B. fire safety (fire equipment location