Signs Most Frequently Cited (1999) 1926.201(g)(1) Traffic signs at point of hazard 1926.201(a)(4) Flag person-warning garments 1926.201(a)(1) Flag person/traffic control Accident Prevention Signs Signs and symbols must be visible Promptly removed when hazard no longer exists Must meet design criteria Danger and Caution Signs Danger Signs Caution Signs • Immediate hazard • Warn of potential exists hazards or practices • Red for upper panel • Yellow as color, with black outline black upper panel and white lower and borders with panel yellow lettering Exit Signs Must have legible red letters (six inches high) White field Stroke of letters must be .75 inch wide Safety Instruction Signs White with green upper panel with white lettering to convey principal message Additional lettering in black Construction Signs All traffic control signs or devices used for the protection of workers must conform with Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for Streets and Highways (ANSI D6.1-1971) Electronic copies are available for download at http://www.osha.gov/doc/ Accident Prevention Signs Temporary means to warn employees of an existing hazard (defective tools, equipment) Not a substitute for signs Must meet requirements ofZ35.1-1968 and Z35.2-1968 Accident Prevention Signs Background Safety Colors Copy Specification White Red Do not Operate White Black and Red Danger Yellow Black Caution White Black Out of Order Signaling Flagmen are required when barriers can not provide suitable protection Signaling must conform to ANSI D6.1-1971 (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Signals- red flag/paddles (18” square) Flagman must wear red/orange vest Barricades Barricades for the protection of employees must comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTD) for Streets and Highways. 1926.201 Signaling (a) Flaggers. Signaling by flaggers and the use of flaggers, including warning garments worn by flaggers shall conform to Part VI of the MUTCD. 1926.202 Barricades Barricades for protection of employees shall conform to Part VI of the MUTCD, which are incorporated for reference in 1926.200)g)(2). 1926.203 Revision of Paragraph c Signals are moving signs, provided by workers, such as flaggers, or by devices, such as flashing lights, to warn of possible or existing hazards.
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