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Electricity powers our lives. Without it, many of us couldn’t enjoy our morning coffee, fulfill our work responsibilities, place an order at the convenience store, or enjoy many of the other facets of the everyday. Without electricity, many industries would be crippled back to the eras of the Dark Ages. However, electricity is a powerful elemental force. Its use requires essential safety considerations to be made at home, on the road, and in the workplace. Which is why we have Electrical Safety Month.

One of the best ways to ensure electrical safety is with clear and concise safety signage. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel — safety label supply companies will have all the OSHA/ANSI safety compliant signage you need. The National Safety Council and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recognize May as Electrical Safety Month. This time of year, it’s important to brush up on your knowledge of common electrical safety signage. Below you’ll find some of the most important safety labels:

Lockout Tags

Electrical maintenance is a crucial part of electrical safety. Sometimes machinery needs to be serviced as part of routine maintenance, but other times, repairs are required to continue safe operation after a malfunction. When repair or maintenance is required, it’s important to display to on-site employees and electrical workers from unsafe conditions. One way to do this is with lockout tags. 

Lockout tags protect workers from unexpected and sudden re-energizing of machinery. Standard lockout tags include:

  • Caution — Do Not Operate
  • Danger — Do Not Operate
  • Danger — Equipment Locked Out. My life is on the line.

Tags come in a variety of different material constructions to meet the durability requirements of all work sites. When you purchase lockout tags from LEM Products, Inc., you can have the utmost confidence they comply with all ANSI and OSHA standards for electrical safety. 

Electrical Transformer Labels

Electrical transformers are virtually everywhere. These large pieces of electrical equipment can present numerous safety hazards if they’re not functioning properly or people without electrical safety knowledge misuse them. Transformer warning labels are essential to keeping workers and passersby safe from electrocution and other possible hazards. 

Electrical transformer labels will contain verbiage similar to, “Warning — Hazardous voltage inside. Can shock, burn, or cause death. Keep out. If open or unlocked, immediately call electric and light company.” All LEM Products, Inc. electrical transformer labels are made in compliance with NEMA standards, Underwriters Laboratory performance standards, ANSI, and NESC. 

Utility Pole Cross Arm Signs

Marking high voltage utility poles is essential to the safety of utility crews, first responders, and linesmen. Almost every municipality has some stipulation regarding cross arm signs for utility poles. Without utility pole cross arm signs, workers would be forced into a dangerous guessing game. 

Utility pole cross arm signs are necessary for safe operation. It’s important for these signs to be engraved or imprinted so that they can withstand the test of time. They’re scored for easy mounting and designed to be both fade-resistant and weatherproof. Utility pole signage is standardized with bold black text on yellow background. 

For more information about how to maintain electrical safety in your workplace this Electrical Safety Month and beyond, don’t hesitate to contact our team or browse our online store and digital catalog