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Posted by in Safety Signs & Labels, Oilfield Signs, News on March 30, 2015 .

Laminated Signs vs. Non-Laminated Signs

When it comes to safety signs, they’re there to prevent injury and potentially save lives. That’s worth taking seriously.

310-SIGN uses Hi-Life protection to add fade resistance, durability and extended life-span to our signs.

While other companies offer this as an upgrade - All of our aluminum backed signs come with this protective top-layer standard. Why do we use aluminum for our signs and not plastic or PVC like other sign companies? Our signs are built to withstand life in Canada and that means lasting more than one season. Signs that have to deal with exposure to the...

Posted by in Safety Signs & Labels, News on October 31, 2014 .

Find answers to frequently asked questions about radar speed signs- how do they calm traffic and promote safety, what types are available, what size sign is needed, where should the signs be placed?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and the answers.

> How does a radar speed sign calm traffic and promote safety?
Radarsign’s speed signs give drivers notice that they are speeding. Radar speed signs work by sign shifting the brain out of the alpha state where the brain is aware but relaxed into the beta state where the brain is alert and focused. As a result, the driver responds to the flashing speed alert...

Posted by in Safety Signs & Labels on July 16, 2014 .

GHS was created by the United Nations to standardize chemical hazard classification and
communication worldwide. WHMIS has been modified to incorporate the GHS standardized
classification rules, label requirements and safety data sheet (SDS) format.

After implementing GHS, suppliers now must meet the following labelling requirements:

1. Product Identifier: The product name exactly as it appears on the container and on the Safety

Data Sheet (SDS).

2. Signal Words (NEW): “Danger” or “Warning” are used to emphasize hazards and indicate the

severity of the hazard.

3. Hazard Pictograms: Hazard pictograms,...

Paying the price, in more ways than you think!

Think safety signs are all the same? Think again. You might be exposing your organization to unwanted liability risks. Not all sign companies specialize in safety regulations or adhere to strict manufacturing specifications. In fact, you'd be surprised as to how many sign shops advertise the fact that they sell traffic & safety signs, however, upon closer examination they fail to meet compliance regulations by a long shot.

The fact of the matter is, many sign companies don't meet 'safety regulations' even though they may claim to have decades of experience. Understanding safety...

If there is a danger of a worker or equipment falling into an excavation, an employer must ensure that workers are made aware of the excavation. Safety awareness is achieved by placing warning signage in the surrounding area, flagging any possible entry points and placing barricades which prevent access to the excavation. Even if your construction site is considered a restricted area, it's possible for ATV's, snowmobiles and pedestrians to enter the job site after hours.

If you're thinking about saving a few bucks by cutting corners, think again! Improper marking of excavations are lawsuits waiting to happen. Consider the size of...

Posted by in Safety Signs & Labels on August 11, 2013 .

A muster point (also known as 'Assembly Point') is an assembly point where everyone meets in the event of an emergency. Muster Point is primarily a Canadian term. Muster point signs indicate the exact location of the assembly area. They are required by many safety associations. Reflective materials are encouraged for increased visibility. Buy muster point signs here!

Signage installation should be a safe distance away from a building, worksite or construction zone. Making a muster point known to all employees and visitors is part of a rigorous emergency management plan. Multiple muster points may be required at large...

Posted by in Safety Signs & Labels on August 11, 2013 .
UN Number Class Proper Shipping Name UN 1201 4 Fusel oil UN 1202 3 Gas oil or diesel fuel or heating oil, light UN 1203 3 Gasoline or petrol or motor spirit UN 1204 3 Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with not more than 1 percent nitroglycerin UN 1206 3 Heptanes UN 1207 3 Hexaldehyde UN...

Posted by in Safety Signs & Labels on August 11, 2013 .

UN numbers are four-digits that identify hazardous substances such as explosives, flammable liquids, toxic substances, etc., in the framework of international transport. UN numbers are also known as UN IDs.

Example: UN1202 - Gas Oil / Diesel Fuel / Heating Oil (light)
UN1202 falls under Class 3 Flammable hazard classificatoins.

Transportation of dangerous goods (hazardous materials) in Canada by road is normally a provincial jurisdiction. The federal government has jurisdiction over air, most marine, and most rail transport. The federal government acting centrally created the federal transportation of dangerous goods act...