Do all signs really have symbols on them?

A symbol is an effective way to communicate dangers, warnings, and information especially in a workplace where employees speak different languages. OSHA has added the use of a safety alert symbol on its safety sign standard. ANSI, on the other hand, has a specific standard regarding symbols, which can be found under ANSI Z535.3. For a workplace sign to meet OSHA and ANSI standards, it should have a symbol as part of its design along with a concise message.

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