ANSI-Z535.1 › American National Standard for Safety Colors
American National Standard for Safety Colors
This standard sets forth the technical definitions, color standards, and color tolerances for safety colors.
Color codes used on safety signs, labels and tags, as well as for the identification and location of fire extinguishers, first aid kits, traffic aisles, stumbling and tripping hazards, etc., have been developed in the past by a large number of industrial firms and other organizations.
Although these color codes give satisfaction to those using them, they suffer from lack of uniformity. As a result, spontaneity of action in times of emergency can be lost, particularly by employees who have moved from one plant to another, when each has a different system.
This standard sets forth the specifications and test methods for safety colors in order to establish uniformity of safety color coding.
There are a total of 6 standards in the Z535 series, this one plus:
ANSI Z535.2 American National Standard Environmental and Facility Safety Signs
ANSI Z535.3 American National Standard Criteria for Safety Symbols
ANSI Z535.4 American National Standard Product Safety Signs and Labels
ANSI Z535.5 American National Standard Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes (for Temporary Hazards)
ANSI Z535.6 American National Standard Product Safety Information in Product Manuals, Instructions, and Other Collateral Material
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Dec. 1, 2017