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Signs, Signals, and Barricades - Subpart G

Vincent J. Giblin, General President

1293 Airport Road


Beaver, WV 25813

Phone: (304) 253-8674


Fax: (304) 253-7758
E-mail: hazmat@iuoeiettc.org

This material was produced under grant number


46C5-HT16 from the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views
or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor
does mention of trade names, commercial
products, or organizations imply endorsement by
the U.S. Government.

SIGNS
Danger Signs

DANGER

Used only where an


immediate
hazard exists
Used for additional
wording

Caution Signs

CAUTION

Used only to warn against


potential hazards
Used for additional
wording

EXIT SIGNS

EXIT
Background must be white
Letters must be red, minimum 6 inches high,
& 3/4 inch wide

Traffic Signs
Shall conform with ANSI D6.1-1971
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
for streets and highways.
Certain State guidelines may pertain to
work activity(PA Publication 203)

Tags- temporary signs, usually attached to a piece of


equipment, to warn of existing or immediate
hazards

DO NOT
OPERATE

CAUTION
DANGER

Table G-1

OUT OF ORDER
DO NOT USE

Signaling

Flagman- used when signs, signals, and barricades do not


provide the necessary protection on or adjacent
to a highway or street.
Signaling directions shall conform to ANSI D6.1-1971
Must wear red or orange garment during flagging
Must wear reflective material during night operation
Flags or paddles must be 18 inches square
Red lights must be used during darkness
May also conform to Publication 203

A flagger should have PRIDE


Professional - And have a neat, clean appearance; be alert
and properly positioned.
Responsive - And able to adjust to changing conditions.
Informed And properly briefed by the supervisor, and
know limits of work area.
Decisive And give signals that are clear.
Effective And able to efficiently control the flow of
traffic.

Barricades
Shall conform to ANSI D6.1 - 1971, Manual on Uniform
Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, relating
to barricades.

This material was produced under grant number


46C5-HT16 from the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views
or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor
does mention of trade names, commercial
products, or organizations imply endorsement by
the U.S. Government.

END
This publication was made possible by
grant numbers 5 U45 ES06182-13
AND 5 U45 ES09763-13 from the
National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH. Its
contents are solely the responsibility of
the authors and do not necessarily
represent the official views of the
NIEHS, NIH.