Battery Room Compliance Signage
Model # BA-Series
Why Battery Room Signage?
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.
Which Signs Are Required?
Battery Room Sign
The Battery Room sign ensures compliance to safety requirements that meet these specific IFC and NFPA requirements:
- IFC 608
- NFPA 1 Chapter 52
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 signs will say that:
- The room contains lead-acid battery systems
- The room contains energized electrical circuits
- 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.
Chemical Hazard Identification System
This color coded “Chemical Hazard Identification System” sign provides information about the various hazards associated with the chemicals. This sign is compliant with these codes:
- OSHA 29CFR1910
- NFPA 704
- NFPA 70E
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.
Eye Wash Sign
The Eye Wash Sign is compliant with:
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.
The required danger signs for battery rooms include:
- HAZARDOUS AREA
- NO SMOKING
- HIGH VOLTAGE
These signs are required to meet the OSHA 29CFR1910 regulation as a whole. They are used to meet the “Right to Know” Act.
|Mounting:||(4) pre-drilled holes|
|Operating Environment:||Made of polypropylene|
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
|Dimensions:||216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)|
What are some common applications areas for this product?
Common applications include but are not limited to:
- Battery Rooms
- Areas with High Voltage
- Areas with Chemical Hazards
- Hazardous Areas
- Areas Where Smoking is Prohibited
How many signs does Eagle Eye offer?
Eagle Eye offers (6) different signs:
- Chemical Hazard Identification System
- Emergency Eye Wash Station
- Danger: Battery Room
- Danger: Hazardous Area Authorized Personnel Only
- Danger: High Voltage
- Danger: No Smoking
Are the signs sold individually?
The signs can be purchased individually or together as a kit.
Eagle Eye battery room compliance signs are a low cost solution to meet many of the various OSHA, IFC, NFPA requirements for signage.
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