When it comes to safety in the workplace, few locations have a greater need for signage than construction sites. In truth, construction is considered to be one of the highest risk industries out there, so it is always a good idea to exercise proper safety precautions. If you are in the market for quality construction signs to use on your worksite, Super Cheap Signs is your one-stop shop.
As you may know, it is imperative that the perfect construction sign displays the right message, which can be tough in certain scenarios where the information needs to be more specific. This is why, in addition to providing a variety of relevant templates for sale, Super Cheap Signs also gives you the ability to customize your signage to suit your particular needs.
Custom Signs Can Be Tailored To Expound On OSHA Guidelines
When selecting your signage, it is important to ensure it complies with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) safety standards. What’s more, by alerting workers of potential hazards and promoting proven safety practices you will be able to minimize workplace injuries, avoid costly fines and potential imprisonment, establish clear and concise safety protocol, and shield yourself from potential lawsuits. In this situation, the advantage of using custom signs means you can add additional information that would not be included on a generic OSHA or ANSI mandated sign.
In regards to minimizing workplace injuries, a sign will discourage workers from entering restricted areas. Additionally, some signs could instruct them to consider extra safety precautions while in a particular area. Such precautions could include wearing a hardhat or protective goggles in designated areas.
When it comes to efficiency, the right sign will be able to convey a clear message in regards to what constitutes proper workplace safety compliance. These types of signs promote informed workers, minimize confusion, and save you precious time.
As a business owner, you are likely aware of the expensive consequences that result from failing to adhere to OSHA and ANSI safety guidelines. In addition to costly fines, failure to comply could potentially result in your imprisonment. Along with OSHA and ANSSI compliance, having the proper signage displayed minimizes your exposure to any potential lawsuits that could arise as a result of employee negligence.
Keep in mind that your workers’ safety rests on your shoulders. As such, you are responsible for their injuries if sufficient signage is not posted. Fortunately, Super Cheap Signs is here to ensure that you have everything you need to avoid this conundrum.
OSHA and ANSI Risk Severity Specifications
As mandated by OSHA and ANSI, construction site hazard signs are subject to three risk severity designations: danger, warning, and caution. Here are brief descriptions of each.
Danger signs are designed to alert workers to grave hazards that could result in significant injury or even death. They consist of the word “DANGER” printed in white atop a red background with the safety alert symbol (an exclamation point inside a triangle) printed above.
Warning signs alert people to threats that could cause serious harm or death. They differ from danger signs in that the overall risk is somewhat smaller. They are printed in black with an orange background and feature the safety alert triangle to the left of the word “warning”.
Finally, caution signs are designed to discourage unsafe workplace practices. While the risks they address typically only lead to minor injuries, it is never good when an employee gets hurt on the job. These signs feature a yellow background with the word “CAUTION” emblazoned across in black text and the safety alert symbol to the left of the text. Notice signs convey particular information related to a building, equipment, or general space, even in ways that do not necessarily apply to safety.
In addition to meeting the aforementioned requirements, you can rely on Super Cheap Signs for a comprehensive range of customized signage solutions such as:
- Bio-hazard signs
- Bilingual language signs
- Evacuation Signs
- Exit-only signs
- Do-not-enter signs
- Warning signs
In addition to ensuring compliance, signs can also be used to label your property and provide instructions and warnings to workers operating particular machines. This will also serve the dual purpose of amplifying your logo’s visibility. While you can certainly use an adhesive decal for this task, a well-placed sign is also perfectly suitable, especially when it comes to increasing your visibility.
Choose From Two Durable Materials
Super Cheap Signs constructs their signs from two durable, weather-resistant, long-lasting materials: AlumaCorr and MDO panels. AlumaCorr consists of 10mm composite metal bonded to each side of an AlumaCorr plastic core. They are exceptionally sturdy, durable, and mobile. On the other hand, their MDO (medium density overlay) signs are comprised of plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay. No matter which option you choose, both are extremely durable and perfect for outdoor use. Consequently, they are able to withstand the most ferocious elements, including sun, wind, and rain. Additionally, both are printed with resilient UV inks that will keep them looking pristine for years to come.
As mentioned, it is possible to have a custom sign that still complies with OSHA and ANSI guidelines. Custom signs come in handy when you need to include a personalized message that could improve safety conditions in a particular area. For example, if you have a specific chemical that is creating a safety hazard, you could note that information on your bio-hazard sign.
Super Cheap Signs allows you to choose the text and overall size that is most suitable to your needs. MDO panels come in 2×4, 4×4, 4×6, and 4×8, while their AlumaCorr sheets are sold in 2×4, 4×4, 4×6, 4×8, 6×4, and 8×4. No matter the size, you are able to customize the text and color to your exact specifications.
Construction Signs For Building Sites
Keep in mind that construction signs for a building site are typically temporary. While this does mean that most signage is created for single use, there are a few obvious exceptions, such as “CAUTION” and “DANGER” signs.
When it comes to materials, some companies opt for vinyl or nylon banners, while others utilize building wraps that are typically constructed from some type of mesh. However, if you are looking for a more economically priced sign that could potentially be recycled at a later time, going with the yard sign format is usually the safest option.
Appeal To Natural Curiosity
People are inherently curious, which means that when they pass your site they will usually want to know what is going on. Fortunately, signs by Super Cheap Signs can be positioned on the ground or mounted on a fence for optimal visibility. You can also add some custom text that will answer specific questions, such as when the building will open, what it is and even a small advertisement for your company that could potentially land you another contract.
Super Cheap Signs Will Help You Focus On The Task At Hand
Signs are imperative to maintaining a safe and efficient construction site. Customizing your signage makes them more visible and relevant to your workers, visitors, and various people passing by. Additionally, they facilitate a safer workplace. Super Cheap Signs wants to help you make sure your construction site is as safe as it could possibly be by simplifying the process as much as possible. Their decades of experience in the sign industry renders them uniquely suited to the task.
Be Sure To Check Local Regulations
Before ordering your construction signs, it is always a good idea to consult with local authorities to ensure your signs and the manner in which you are displaying them remain in compliance with the specific laws and regulations in your area. Fortunately, Super Cheap Signs’ expedient design process and turnaround times allow you to focus on these pressing issues while their experienced team deals with the signage and shipping specifics.