Safety Colors

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires that all industries color-code safety equipment locations, physical hazards and protective equipment.

Safety Red

Safety Red

Fire Protection

Fire protection equipment, containers of flammable liquids, lights at barricades and obstructions, stop bars and switches on machinery, fire alarm boxes, fire exit signs, sprinkler piping

Safety Yellow

Safety Yellow

Caution
Caution, physical hazard, construction equipment, handrails, Guardrails, material Handling Equipment, piping systems containing dangerous materials, waste containers, exposed, unguarded edges
Safety Orange

Safety Orange

Dangerous Parts
Dangerous parts of machinery, inside of movable guards, safety starting buttons, exposed parts
Safety Blue

Safety Blue

Under Repair
Caution, equipment under repair. Warnings should be located at the
starting point or power source of machinery.
Safety Green

Safety Green

Safety
Safety, first aid equipment, safety bulletin boards, gas, masks, stretchers, safety deluge showers.
Black/White

Black & White

Traffic
Traffic and housekeeping markings, dead ends of aisles or passageways, stairways, directional signs, and refuse cans.
Safety Purple

Safety Purple

Designates radiation hazards. Often used in combination with yellow on tags, labels, signs, and floor markers.