Safety signs are essential in any workplace with dangerous material or equipment. Alpine Power Systems offers a selection of well-marked and bright safety signage to help prevent accidents, signify health hazards, indicate the location of safety equipment, and provide instruction in the event of an emergency. We have a large selection of safety signs for all types of applications to maintain a safe working environment. Facility Safety Signs are available individually or in convenient packages to aid in facility compliance and safety. Safety is crucial for every battery room; therefore, OSHA takes battery safety very seriously. Battery safety and other hazard warning signs are beneficial for stationary battery rooms because their goal is to prevent accidents and employee injury. The impact of improper, insufficient or lack of safety signs could result in: physical harm to employees, fines, potential litigation and court costs. These preventative warning signs are inexpensive compared to potential accidents associated with non-compliance that could happen on the job. Various battery room signs inform employees to use safe behaviors and can remind them of appropriate procedures. Response times become quicker in emergency situations as safety equipment is easier to find. The required signs should be posted at each access point and designated areas for the battery rooms. These signs are crucial for compliance to regulations, safety programs, and minimizing risk of litigation.
The Battery Room sign ensures compliance to safety requirements that meets IFC 608 and NFPA 1 Chapter 52 requirements. NFPA 1 Chapter 52.3.8 and International Fire Code 608.7 state that doors into electrical equipment rooms or buildings containing stationary battery systems need to have approved signs. These battery room signs will say: the room contains lead-acid battery systems, the room contains energized electrical circuits, and the battery electrolyte solutions, where present, are corrosive liquids/ In addition, battery cabinets shall have signs within the cabinet that indicate the relevant electrical, chemical and fire hazards. Alpine carries “Chemical Hazard Identification System” signs that provide information about the various hazards associated with the chemicals. The “Chemical Hazard Identification System” sign is compliant with these OSHA 29CFR1910, NFPA 704 and NFPA 70E codes OSHA 29CFR1910.119 states the importance of hazardous chemicals, toxics, and reactives are to be listed and identified. NFPA 704 allows all emergency personnel to locate and identify threats posed by chemically hazardous materials through a “fire diamond.” A fire diamond contains four colors: blue, red, yellow, and white. The numbers on a fire diamond range from one to four with four being the most hazardous. Furthermore, NFPA 70E requires warning signs in relation to chemical hazards in the battery room.
Alpine also carries Eye Wash Signs that are compliant with 29CFR1910. OSHA’s 29CFR1910.151(c) requires eyewash stations in battery rooms and follows the requirements of ANSI Z358.1-2004 standard which states that the eyewash station area is easily identified by a visible sign. Alpine carries danger signs that are required for battery rooms. These danger signs describe a battery room as a hazardous area with high voltages and no smoking allowed. These dangers signs are required to meet the OSHA 29CFR1910 regulation as a whole. They are used to meet the “Right to Know” Act. Alpine offers 6 different safety signs; Chemical Hazard Identification System, Emergency Eye Wash Station, Danger: Battery Room, Danger: Hazardous Area Authorized Personnel Only, Danger: High Voltage, and Danger: No Smoking. These safety signs are available individually or in a kit. Our Eagle Eye battery room compliance signs are a low-cost solution to meet many of the various OSHA, IFC, NFPA requirements for signage. Applications of our safety signage includes Battery Rooms, Areas with High Voltage, Areas with Chemical Hazards, Hazardous Areas, and Areas Where Smoking is Prohibited.