Choosing a Label Style

Custom Warning Labels

There are four label styles to choose from when designing your Custom Warning Label: OSHA,
OSHA Bi-Lingual, CUSTOM and ANSI Z535 signs. Use the guide below to help you choose which style best fits your workplace.

Also, see How to Choose a Label Header for more information on which header to use for your application.


OSHA  OSHA Bilingual  Custom  ANSI Z535

OSHA
The Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 1910.145) requires the use of safety labels to indicate and define specific hazards that, without identification, may lead to accidental injury to workers and/or the public or to property damage.

OSHA Bilingual
OSHA standards described above with both English and Spanish headers.

Custom
Custom labels allow you to create your message without a header. Pictograms may be added to the right side of the label to help communicate warnings.

ANSI Z535
The ANSI Z535 Committee on Safety Labels developed a set of standards for the design, application and use of labels, colors, and symbols intended to identify and warn against specific hazards and for other accident prevention purposes. The recommended format is intended to provide a safety alert message that is clearly and rapidly understood. Lettering is left justified, as well as upper and lower case to enhance legibility, and internationally recognized pictograms are used for universal comprehension.