Safety Signage

It seems like everywhere you go on The Ohio State University campus, you see and read signs, many that warn about a variety of hazards. Just as warning signs vary on topics, so do their colors. Ohio State students, faculty, and staff may find the color variations of these signs confusing at times.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recommendations for the color and wording of signs. OSHA’s recommendations for the color of signs are:



If you have questions regarding safety signage, please contact Steve Davidson at 614-292-1284 (ext. 49459) or