OSHA Publishes Confirmation of Direct Final Rule on New Sign Regulations

By Erin Earley | 5th Nov 2013

At the end of last month, here on the Clarion Safety Systems blog, we brought you the news that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had updated its regulations on signs and tags. OSHA's regulations now integrate the new ANSI Z535 (2011) safety sign and tag technology – technology that better communicates safety in today's workplaces.

Today's update: It's official! OSHA has now made this announcement public by publishing confirmation of the effective date (September 11, 2013) of its direct final rule on the new sign regulations.

According to the November 6, 2013 article posted to the U.S. Federal Register website, Since OSHA received no such significant adverse comments, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule became effective as a final rule on September 11, 2013.

Do you need more information about this regulation change, and how it effects workplace safety? Take advantage of the resources and information that Clarion has available to help:

  • Clarion's Learning Center provides information on understanding what the update means for today's workplaces, including an Issue Brief and FAQs.
  • Clarion's October 2013 InCompliance Magazine column, authored by Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, explains the impact of the change, and how it is raising the bar for safety communication.
  • NEMA's podcast interview explores the regulation change with expertise from Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham.
  • Clarion's Resource Guide on workplace safety signs, labels, and tags provides information on updating your safety signage to today's best practices.

Still have questions? At Clarion, we're ready to make the OSHA changeover process easy for you! Contact us today.