Ear Protection Signs
Choosing the right safety signs for hazardous areas can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your workers safe. Which of these signs is the best choice for areas with loud noise hazards?
Although each of these will help remind your employees to wear hearing protection, (A) is the best choice. Here’s why:
According to the latest revision of the ANSI Z535.2 standard, the "WARNING" signal word from (A) instantly identifies a hazardous situation that if not avoided, could result in severe injury or death. This means that if hearing protection is not worn in the area, it is possible that a worker could suffer from hearing related injuries, and such an injury is considered serious by ANSI, thus making the "WARNING" signal word the only choice.
Additionally, the warning sign (A) also clearly identifies what exactly the hazard in the area is, informing workers why they need to wear hearing protection beyond a certain point. It also includes a bright blue graphic depicting a person wearing hearing protection, serving as a quick, at-a-glance reminder that hearing protection is required in the area. Therefore, (A) represents the best choice for reminding workers that hearing protection is required for their own safety in areas with loud noise.
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