Top 5 Stonehouse OSHA Sign Wordings

Mon, 2012-08-13

WStonehouse Top OSHA Messagesith the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women. 

Since OSHA’s creation, safety professionals have been refocusing Corporate America’s attention to a safer working environment.

Every safety professional must ensure that their company complies with all the appropriate standards and regulations. To help in this effort, we did some research and found our most popular OSHA wordings and determined how those wordings help your company apply to specific OSHA Standards.

The signs you see in each section below are just a few of the thouands of OSHA Compliant Signs that Stonehouse Signs offers- browse our online catalog to see our complete selection.


You can also view Top Stonehouse OSHA Messages Part II, where we detail more applicable standards, and Stonehouse OSHA Sign Wordings Part III, which includes the standards and requirements for Asbestos, Radiation, and Biohazards.

The links below will take you to the particular section you are
looking for, and the highlighted numbers in each section will
link you directly to OSHA's website for detailed information!

NOTE: The information presented in this document is intended for general discussion only and should not be used for compliance purposes. For more detailed information on OSHA standards and their application to specific situations, please visit the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's website, or contact OSHA directly.

Danger: No Smoking, Matches or Open Lights
           OSHA Standard Number 1910.106: Flammable and combustible liquids
           OSHA Standard Number 1926.151: Fire Prevention
           OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction
Warning: No Smoking Turn Off Engine
           OSHA Standard Number 1910.106: Flammable and combustible liquids
Danger: Confined Space
           OSHA Standard Number 1910.146– Permit-Required Confined Spaces
Danger: Keep Out
           OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction
Notice: Authorized Personnel Only
           OSHA Standard Number 1910.269 – Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
           OSHA Standard Number 1926.403 – General Electrical Requirements

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Danger: No Smoking Matches or Open Lights

Danger No Smoking Matches or Open Lights Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse also recommends these OSHA messages for the standards mentioned below:

Danger No Smoking No Open Flames No Sparks Top OSHA MessagesDanger Flammable Material No Smoking Top OSHA Messages

OSHA Standard Number 1910.106: Flammable and combustible liquids

1910.106(d)(7)(iii) – Open Flames and Smoking

Open flames and smoking shall not be permitted in flammable or combustible liquid storage areas.

1910.106(f)(6) – Sources of Ignition

Class I liquids shall not be handled, drawn, or dispensed where flammable vapors may reach a source of ignition. Smoking shall be prohibited except in designated localities. "No Smoking" signs shall be conspicuously posted where hazard from flammable liquid vapors is normally present.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.151: Fire Prevention

1926.151(a)(3) – Ignition hazards.

Smoking shall be prohibited at or in the vicinity of operations which constitute a fire hazard, and shall be conspicuously posted: "No Smoking or Open Flame."

OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction

1926.800(m)(1)– Fire Prevention and Control

Open flames and fires are prohibited in all underground construction operations except as permitted for welding, cutting and other hot work operations in paragraph (n) of this section.

1926.800(m)(2)(ii)– Fire Prevention and Control

Readily visible signs prohibiting smoking and open flames shall be posted in areas having fire explosion hazards.

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Warning: No Smoking Turn Off Engine

Warning No Smoking Turn Off Engine Top OSHA Messages

1910.106(g)(8)– Sources of Ignition

In addition to the previous restrictions of this paragraph, the following shall apply:

There shall be no smoking or open flames in the areas used for fueling, servicing fuel systems for internal combustion engines, receiving or dispensing of flammable or combustible liquids.  Conspicuous and legible signs prohibiting smoking shall be posted within sight of the customer being served.  The motors of all equipment being fueled shall be shut off during the fueling operation.

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Danger: Confined Space

Danger Confined Space Enter By Permit Only Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse also recommends these OSHA messages for the standards mentioned below:

Danger Permit Required Confined Space Do Not Enter Top OSHA MessagesDanger Confined Space Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages

OSHA Standard Number 1910.146– Permit-Required Confined Spaces

1910.146(c) – General Requirements

1910.146(c)(2) – If the workplace contains permit spaces, the employer shall inform exposed employees, by posting danger signs or by any other equally effective means, of the existence and location of and the danger posed by the permit spaces.

NOTE: A sign reading DANGER -- PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE, DO NOT ENTER or using other similar language would satisfy the requirement for a sign.

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Danger: Keep Out

Danger Keep Out Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse also recommends these OSHA messages for the standards mentioned below:

Danger Construction Area Keep Out Top OSHA MessagesDanger High Voltage Keep Out Top OSHA Messages

OSHA Standard Number 1926.800: Underground Construction

1926.800(b) Access and egress.

1926.800(b)(3)

The employer shall control access to all openings to prevent unauthorized entry underground. Unused chutes, manways, or other openings shall be tightly covered, bulkheaded, or fenced off, and shall be posted with warning signs indicating "Keep Out" or similar language. Completed or unused sections of the underground facility shall be barricaded.

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Notice: Authorized Personnel Only

Notice Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages

Stonehouse also recommends these OSHA messages for the standards mentioned below:

Danger Admittance To Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages Danger Do Not Enter Authorized Personnel Only Top OSHA Messages

OSHA Standard Number 1910.269 – Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

1910.269(u)(4) - Guarding of rooms containing electric supply equipment.

1910.269(u)(4)(ii)

The rooms and spaces shall be so enclosed within fences, screens, partitions, or walls as to minimize the possibility that unqualified persons will enter.

1910.269(u)(4)(iii)

Signs warning unqualified persons to keep out shall be displayed at entrances to the rooms and spaces.

1910.269(u)(4)(iv)

Entrances to rooms and spaces that are not under the observation of an attendant shall be kept locked.

1910.269(u)(4)(v)

Unqualified persons may not enter the rooms or spaces while the electric supply lines or equipment are energized.

OSHA Standard Number 1926.403 – General Electrical Requirements

1926.403(i)(2)(iii) – Guarding of Live Parts

Entrances to rooms and other guarded locations containing exposed live parts shall be marked with conspicuous warning signs forbidding unqualified persons to enter.

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Source: OSHA