Occupational safety and health is an important part of any business. It keeps employees and

customers safe, keeps the business out of trouble with regulatory agencies like the Occupational

Safety and Health Administration, and can help keep a business running smoothly after a major

emergency. But at the heart of all occupational safety and health is safety signs and visuals.

These signs and visuals act as a last line defense for safety, and can often work to give quick

instructions in dangerous and life threatening situations.

For that reason, it is important to have proper signage in place. In the event the signs are needed,

it is important they are accurate, properly positioned, and updated. But it is also important

because there are numerous OSHA standards relating to the size, shape, color, wording, font

size, and every other detail of these signs. One of the most common issues in OSHA safety

audits is relating to signage. Whether damaged, worn, or improperly hung, many companies have

the signs, have them in place, but are still assessed fines for the signs.

So if you need to replace old signs or buy some new ones, it is important to get them from a

qualified occupational safety and health specialty sign creator. This will ensure whatever sign

you need it is properly sized, shaped, and colored. And to ensure your signs are properly hung, it

might be time for a third party occupational safety and health audit.

If you have any questions about safety signs or visuals or third party safety audits, please contact

us. If you have anything to add about the importance of properly created safety signs, please

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