What Is Depicted on Fire Extinguisher Signs?


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The majority of fire extinguisher signs are red and white, have text that says "fire extinguisher," and have an arrow pointing towards the extinguisher. The only Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirement for fire extinguisher signs is that they must conspicuously identify the extinguisher, so signs vary in exact appearance.

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The OSHA does not require fire extinguisher signs to be at a certain height above the extinguisher, but factors such as the positioning of the fire extinguisher and other objects or structures in the area determine where the sign should be placed to ensure it is visible from a distance. Signs do not need to be of a certain material or be explicitly visible in the dark, but glow-in-the-dark or reflective properties are recommended in the event of a blackout caused by the fire.

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