Safety Signs vs Labels

Providing your employees with information on potential safety hazards and company policies is a must for workplace safety and compliance. Safety signs and labels are helpful tools for displaying this information, but which product is best for your needs?

There are a few things to consider when selecting the best safety solution for your business or facility. First, where will your message be displayed? Second, how much information do you need to display?

While custom solutions can always be discussed with our expert customer service team, let’s review some key things to think about when deciding between safety signs and labels.


Safety signs are constructed from heavy-duty materials such as outdoor-grade plastic and aluminum. They can easily be mounted to walls, doors, posts, fences, and more.

Our 2mil polyester labels are laminated with a clear overlaminate, making them last much longer than labels you might find somewhere else. These labels offer superior resistance to high temperatures, chemicals, and abrasion.

Our InfiniStick™ vinyl labels are constructed to be as durable and long-lasting as possible. They are made with Brimar’s specially formulated adhesive and ultra-durable vinyl. They are also:

  • Perfect for outdoor conditions for up to 5 years
  • Safe for use between -20″ to 176° F
  • Engineered for use on wood, metal, brick, concrete, and other difficult-to-label surfaces

Labels also offer a degree of flexibility that cannot be found with rigid signage. Labels can be applied to poles and pillars without drilling or the use of straps, and can also be applied directly to machines.


Size is important to take into account when selecting your workplace safety solutions. Stock options for our signs range from 7 × 5″ to 48 × 36″. Large format signs like this are useful in situations where you need to alert others to hazards from a further distance than their immediate workstation.

While signs have an advantage if you need a large format for your message, the smaller size of a label gives you the ability to attach your message to containers and removable pieces, ensuring that your safety message goes wherever the job may take it. Our labels come in a variety of sizes, from 2½ × 1¾″ to 7 × 5″ depending on shape.


Where you want to display your message is also important when choosing workplace safety solutions.

Our durable safety signs are ideal for outdoor locations that may be susceptible to various weather conditions since they are made to withstand the toughest exposures.

Some labels, such as our 2mil machine safety labels, can be applied on equipment to inform the user there are potential hazards. These areas include pinch points, hot surfaces and more.

Vinyl labels can be applied to acrylic, coated metals, glass, plastic, and steel. They are usually best suited for indoor application but do offer 3 to 4 years of outdoor durability and will resist fading and mild chemicals. With our InfiniStick™ technology, these labels are ideal for outdoor use for longer periods of time, as well as on harder-to-label surfaces.

As you can see, there are three main factors to keep in mind when deciding on purchasing a safety sign or label. Carefully consider the materials, size, and location for your desired messaging when deciding on the right safety solution. Signs and labels are useful in alerting workers to potential hazards and policies, but the pros and cons of each should be part of the decision-making process regarding your specific workplace needs. does not recommend or specify the use of a specific safety sign because it does not have knowledge of the hazard(s) our customers are identifying. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to identify the hazard(s) that may be present and select one or more signs (stock or custom) that accurately identify their specific hazard(s) and complies with any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). disclaims any and all liability (excluding liability for our Product Warranty contained in our Terms and Conditions) for any sign selected by a customer and shall not be responsible for any personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of signs purchased from it or for the independent interpretation made of any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations, and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). Customer shall indemnify and hold and its corporate parent and its officers, directors and affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, loss or expense (including attorney fees) arising from or related to the purchase and use by customer or any third party of any sign purchased by customer from

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