Accident Prevention Signs and Tags
(MIOSHA Part 37)
This part provides
rules for the design, application and use of signs or symbols and tags
to define or signal a specific hazard in, around or about a place of
employment where the failure to designate the hazard could lead to
Any sign or tag
system used by the employer to warn employees of any condition that
might cause or would be likely to cause injury if the employee were
not alerted to the hazard shall consist of the following colors;
- Danger: Red
- Caution: Yellow
- Safety: Green
- Danger sign
or tag - (means a) sign or tag used to signal an immediate hazard
- Caution sign
or tag - (means a) sign or tag used to warn of a potential hazard
or to warn against an unsafe practice.
- Out of order
tags - should only be used for the specific purpose of indicating
that equipment or machinery is out of order and that its
use might create a hazard.
instructional signs shall be used for a general instruction or
suggestion relative to safety measures.
Safety signs can
be obtained from the Occupational Health and Fire Safety Office by
Contacting them at Ext 7999.