• 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:

Appendix A to §1910.145(f)—Recommended Color Coding

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.