• Part Number:
    1910
  • Part Number Title:
    Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Subpart:
    1910 Subpart J
  • Subpart Title:
    General Environmental Controls
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Recommended color coding
  • GPO Source:

While the standard does not specifically mandate colors to be used on accident prevention tags, the following color scheme is recommended by OSHA for meeting the requirements of this section:

"DANGER" - Red, or predominantly red, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.

"CAUTION" - Yellow, or predominantly yellow, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.

"WARNING" - Orange, or predominantly orange, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.

"BIOLOGICAL HAZARD" - Fluorescent orange or orange-red, or predominantly so, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.