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WAC 296-307-33007

When should signs and tags use "danger" versus "caution"?

(1) Danger signs and tags.
(a) Use danger signs and tags when an immediate hazard presents a threat of death or serious injury to employees.
(b) Instruct all employees that danger signs and tags indicate immediate danger and that special precautions are necessary.
(2) Caution signs and tags.
(a) Use caution signs and tags to warn against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices.
(b) Instruct all employees that caution signs and tags indicate a possible hazard against which proper precaution should be taken.
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-33007, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-33007, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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