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OSHA / ANSI Sign Buying Guide

Seton's sign buying guide helps you choose the right sign for your facility with 4 simple steps, from planning your message to picking your size, material, and color.

View our Sign Viewing Distance Guide, Material Guide, and Safety Sign Compliance Guide to understand which size and material is best for you, and how you can stay OSHA-compliant.

Choose the right sign for your facility with 4 simple steps.

Plan Your Message

1. Plan Your Message

  • Sign message should be clear and concise
  • Use simple words for better understanding
  • Use ANSI symbols, pictures, and graphics to help non-English speakers
Pick Your Size

2. Pick Your Size

  • 10" x 7", 14" x 10" or 20" x 14" are standard OSHA / ANSI sign sizes
  • Consider the desired viewing distance and number of characters in your sign to determine your sign size
  • See our Sign Viewing Distance Guide
Choose Your Material

3. Choose Your Material

  • Decide where your signs will be mounted, then choose the best material for that environment
  • Add Seton UltraTuffTM with a lifetime guarantee to protect your sign from harsh weather and vandalism
  • See our Material Guide
Decide Your Colors

4. Choose Your Compliance Format

  • Decide between the ANSI 1967 or ANSI 2011 layout. Both are OSHA-compliant 
  • Select the appropriate signal word (header) that denotes the degree of hazard
  • View our Safety Sign Compliance Guide for more info