The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require certain signs to be on display in every business for the safety and well-being of all who may use that space. In order to comply, it is important to understand the function and importance of these safety and ADA signs. In fact, understanding these signs can help you make your business more inclusive, and safer, for all of your employees and guests as well as your customers or clients.
Beyond aesthetic, some signs have a much more important role in a business. There are certain laws and regulations that need to be followed, which directly affect some of your customers. For instance, an ADA sign ensures that all persons, no matter if they have a physical disability, are treated fairly and have equal access. ADA signs are required so that your business is accessible for all, regardless of their specific need, i.e., from wheelchair accessibility to braille for the visually impaired.
Generally speaking, safety signs need to be high-contrast colors so that they are easily visible even in low-light settings. The safety of your employees, guests, and customers should not be taken lightly. In some cases, a safety sign is intended to protect customers from potentially dangerous areas in your facility that should only be entered into by those wearing appropriate safety gear. Often, equipment needs to be labeled “high voltage” if it could cause harm to someone who got too close. There are a lot of safety signs required for businesses that are required to maintain compliance with OSHA regulations.
Signarama Somerville Can Help You Ensure Compliance with OSHA and ADA Signs
As these signs need to comply with specific laws, it is important to have them made by professionals who are familiar with the regulations. Signarama Somerville not only knows the laws for safety and ADA signs, our sign experts also have a clear understanding of where and how these signs need to be installed. It is our mission, much like yours, to ensure all persons can have access to your business in a safe manner whenever necessary. Contact your local Signarama Somerville to discuss starting with an evaluation of your existing safety and ADA signs.
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