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Flammable No Smoking Signs

Posted: February 19, 2013 by Stephen in Uncategorized
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Danger Signs for Fire Safety

No Smoking Danger Sign

Flammable Smoking Signs

Fire is a very real source of danger, which is why OSHA Danger Signs and Flammable No Smoking Danger Signs are so prominent at gas and propane filling stations. The averages for fires at gas stations are startling – one in 13 stations will have a fire this year, resulting in roughly $18 million in damage. In addition to following the rules on no smoking danger signs, here are a few common sense tips to help stay safe when filling up:

  • Stay In or Get Out. Getting in and out of your car while refueling could create a build-up of static electricity. Gasoline vapor could be ignited by that spark.
  • Listen to the No Smoking Danger Signs. Maybe you pulled up to the pump after lighting up because you happened to notice there was no wait. It’s great to be opportunistic – it’s better to waste a cigarette for safety, though.
  • Don’t Top Off. We all want the fullest of gas tanks, but topping off easily leads to spilling over. You’re going to refill again in a week or two, so why risk a dangerous spill for a few ounces of fuel?

Superstorm Sandy made many in the Northeast turn to gas cans and portable containers after power went out. After you fill up, remember the messages on the danger signs at the station – no smoking/flammable vapors. Fire safety doesn’t stop when you’re at home. Also, try to leave room for expansion when filling up. This will keep the container sealed for the safety of all.

Need to Post Danger Signs?

Posted: January 22, 2013 by Stephen in Uncategorized

Good Reasons to Post Danger Signs

ANSI and OSHA compliant Danger Signs are an essential part of a safe workplace – and these signs aren’t just for construction sites and warehouses.

Bilingual Danger Signs

Danger Signs point out hazards that might not always be so obvious, even to workers who are highly trained and observe safety precautions. There are always dangers concerning construction, where hard hats and safety glasses might be needed. There are even cases where workers will be in scaffolding and working over other people that pass by – a definite safety concern to be addressed with a danger sign.

Now for the not so obvious – maybe you own a gas station, or your company has fuel for your company vehicles. Danger No Smoking Signs are more visible than stickers at the pump, and often open flames should be put out well before employees are that close to the flammable material.

This is true even in open spaces such as outdoor break areas that have grills for employees or guests to use.