Lifetime Epoxy Industrial Floors: Know the OSHA Floor Striping Safety Standards and Requirements
OSHA Floor striping provides additional function to your floor by communicating critical information throughout the facility. Commonly used in manufacturing, industrial, and warehouse settings, floor striping provides visual cues for changes in the work environment. Lifetime Epoxy Floors will provide you with a custom floor striping layout in permanent or temporary solutions which are available in a variety of colors.
OSHA Safety Guidelines for Floor Marking OSHA standard 1910.22 (Walking-Working Surfaces) covers OSHA’s floor marking safety guidelines and includes the following:
Other OSHA Floor Striping Standards for Compliance
This is a very short and simple OSHA standard. In practical terms what does this mean? It’s plain that if aisles and passageways are not marked, OSHA will issue a citation. But, what type of floor marking is required? OSHA supplied additional information in a clarification letter sent to all area directors. The letter stated:
The following are considered to comply with the requirements for floor marking:
Floor marking can also be used to mark off hazardous areas, leaving all other areas open to foot traffic. The areas marked off by floor marking tape are identified as being “off limits.”
Whichever approach you use, OSHA will expect that employees to be trained to recognize and understand the meaning of the floor marking scheme being used.
Floor Striping Separates Pedestrians From Motorized TrafficWhenever there is a mix of pedestrian and motorized traffic, such as fork lifts, floor marking tape should be used to identify aisles set aside for a specific type of traffic. In a warehouse in which powered industrial trucks (fork lifts) are moving around, and going in and out of rows of storage racks, pedestrian lanes should be clearly marked. All foot traffic must remain within the marked aisles, and forklifts may not enter those pathways except at designated crossing locations.
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Nick Dixon, Jr.
Nick Dixon is the owner of Lifetime Epoxy Floors of Boaz, Alabama.