When it comes to safety tags, if you’re using the old “DANGER” in an oval shape, you’re not in compliance with the latest tag formats endorsed by OSHA and prescribed by ANSI Z535.5 Standard for Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes (for Temporary Hazards). Clarion’s selection of tags utilizes the ANSI Z535.5 safety tag format now incorporated into all OSHA standards where tags are called for. The newer tags give the reader more complete information and correctly use a signal word panel chosen to match the severity of risk associated with the tag’s message. Most older-style tags completely miss the mark on these design issues; they were good enough for a 1970s workplace, but not for today’s more complex facility where lockout/tagout and GHS intersect with safe maintenance practices.
Keep in mind that, like our signs, our machinery tags can be customized to meet your exact communication requirements. This means that combining hazards, adding precise instructions or creating custom shapes to fit specific machine areas, are all possible.