Safety Labels Ensure Employee and Customer Safety
The use of safety labels and signs are legally required in specific environments, however all business owners should consider the use of warning labels even if their products don’t seem to be dangerous on the surface. Some industries pose more risks than others – food and beverage, chemical and medical offices, electrical services, industrial jobsites, and more.
If you are in one of these industries, it can pay dividends to think of the possible warnings you can provide. By taking the time up front to think about the labels you might need, you can save a tremendous amount of potential time and headache in the future.
Safety labels help keep customers and employees alert to possible threats, while ensuring you follow local and federal regulations.
LabelValue.com offers some stock safety labels for any environment, but where safety is concerned, it’s better to be transparent in your business operations. That’s why we offer a limited number of stock safety label options and instead focus on providing helpful custom label solutions to help you label your products with the specific information you need to convey.
5 Types of Safety Labels You May Need:
1. Danger labels indicate a hazardous situation that can result in serious injury or death. Limit the usage of danger signs to extreme situations and in order to signify that special precautions are necessary. For example, they may be used for unguarded equipment, electrical and high voltage hazards, confined spaces, and medical laboratories with toxic substances.
2. Warning labels indicate a hazardous situation that can result in serious injury and in extreme cases, death. For example, use them for machinery hazards, moving parts, crush and pinch hazards, flying debris, arc flash hazards, and other personal injury risks.
3. Caution labels indicate a hazardous situation that may result in minor or moderate injury. These labels may also be used where equipment damage is possible or to caution against unsafe practices. Use them for hot surfaces like burners at restaurants, lifting instructions at construction sites, low clearance, slips trips, etc.
4. Notice labels indicate information considered important but not hazardous. They provide general information that is important or relevant to a building, an area, a machine, or equipment. Use them for information about procedures, operating instructions, maintenance information, rules, or directions. Never use them for personal injury hazards or warnings, but instead to indicate possible equipment or property damage.
5. General safety labels may be used to provide general practice and rules relating to health, first aid, medical equipment, sanitation, housekeeping, and suggestions relative to general safety measures.
Safety stickers and labels are without a doubt some of the most important labels you need for your products. Make sure you fully understand any regulations your product may fall under and take care of any potential hazards before they cause any harm.