Safety Signs

Caution signs are essential components of any space that has human traffic, such as workplaces, schools, construction sites, and hospitals. They help instruct, alert people to dangerous surroundings, and warn people of dangers such as fire, radiation, wet floors, and inoperable equipment. They come in durable materials, vibrant colors, and legible typography that ensure visibility. Staples carries a wide variety of safety signs to suit different situations. Browse the wide selection of caution and hazard signs in the facilities maintenance section.

Types of safety signs
Safety signs come in various categories that communicate different messages. The various types include danger signs that communicate immediate danger. They best serve extreme situations as warning signs that indicate dangerous situations that require caution and spell potential injury if ignored.  Signs communicate important information about an area, building, or equipment. General safety signs spell out general rules and practices. Different locations and situations call for different signs for effective communication.

Surround shapes and typography
Surround shapes help easily communicate the category of the safety sign, even before reading the message. For example, hazard alerts come in a black equilateral triangle and sometimes with a yellow background, immediately catching the eye of any passersby. Prohibition surround shapes come with a black or red circle with a line cutting across diagonally. Information shapes come with a rectangular or square boundary. Mandatory action signs come on a white background with a black or blue solid circle.

Different sign materials
Caution signs come in a variety of materials, ensuring they're long-lasting, legible, and securely in place. NiteGlo Rigid is a photoluminescent plastic, 1 millimeter in thickness, easy to drill, and extremely long-lasting. Polycarbonate is UV- and weather-resistant, 2 millimeter in thickness, and comes with a matte surface to reduce glare. Self-adhesive vinyl comes with an adhesive backing easily applied to dry surfaces and has a gloss finish. Aluminum comes in 1, 2, or 3 millimeter thicknesses with white powder coating and is solvent- and scratch-resistant, making it very durable in both outdoor and indoor setups. The thicker options increase stability and make it easy to mount on posts. 

Are there unique features?
Some caution signs utilize luminescence to increase visibility. For example, some use photoluminescence, which has the sign light up once exposed to electromagnetic radiation or light. Other designs utilize retro-reflectivity, in which the sign material reflects light to its source. This helps increase visibility in low light.

Are they easy to use?
Symbols, colors, surround shapes, pictures, and lettering help users easily identify caution signs. However, some signs may require additional training to ensure every user understands the message on the sign and the actions necessary. Safety signs should also be safe, with no sharp edges or splinters.

What are other considerations?
Visible and legible caution signs are invalid if placed at the wrong location. Considering the location is vital in determining the effectiveness of a safety sign. For example, a No Smoking sign serves best near flammable storage areas, near combustible fluids, or explosive storage areas.
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Accuform Signs® 7" x 10" Adhesive Vinyl Fall Arrest Sign "CAUTION Watch Your Step", Black On Yellow
Item #276842
Model #MSTF645VS
  • Safety Sign
  • CAUTION WATCH YOUR STEP
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ComplyRight COVID-19 Employee Preparedness Poster Kit, English, Teal/White (N0090)
Item #24441111
Model #N0090
  • Includes information about steps you can take to avoid spreading coronavirus to others and myths and facts about COVID-19
  • Equip employees with the information they need to stay healthy and calm for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak
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ComplyRight Stop COVID-19 Transmission Poster, English, Teal/White (N0077)
Item #24441107
Model #N0077
  • Includes information about steps you can take to avoid spreading coronavirus to others
  • Help employees understand how to stop the spread of COVID-19
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Accuform Signs® 7" x 10" Aluminum Fall Arrest Sign "CAUTION Watch Your Step", Black On Yellow
Item #277785
Model #MSTF645VA
  • Black on yellow
  • Size: 7"(L) x 10"(W)
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Headline® Reversible "OPEN/WILL RETURN" Business Sign with Clock, 7 1/2" x 9", 1 each
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Model #09382
  • Headline Reversible Signs
  • OPEN/WILL RETURN
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Cosco® Sign Kit, Open-Closed Business Hours, 19" x 15", 1 each (098072)
Item #712509
Model #098072
  • Color: Red
  • Material: Plastic
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Accuform Signs® 7" x 10" Vinyl Safety Sign "NOTICE THIS AREA IS..W/GRAPHIC", Blue/Black On White
Item #275551
Model #MASE806VS
  • Size: 7"(L) x 10"(W)
  • Flexible 4 mil thick vinyl with acrylic adhesive
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Information Signs; Hazardous Materials Classification Sign, 11X8, Rigid Plastic
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Model #HMC8R
  • Rigid Plastic
  • 11"x8"
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Great Neck Caution Tape, Yellow (10379)
Item #870881
Model #GNS10379
  • Word CAUTION is printed in bold black letters with a high-visibility yellow background for maximum readability and safety
  • Caution tape is ideal for marking hazards and zoning off areas such as road works and construction sites
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Floor Tent Sign, Doublesided, Plastic, Yellow
Item #USS5693
Model #5693
  • Heavy-Duty Plastic
  • Message - Customizable
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