Floor Marking Guide

5SToday provides you with the products and information necessary to properly implement your 5S Program. Floor Marking is an integral part of any 5S program.Floor Marking Guide

  • Comply with Standards
    This Floor Marking Guide gives you all of the OSHA and ANSI color recommendations for marking floors in your warehouse or facility.
  • Safety, Safety, Safety!
    Safety should always be a priority. Floor Marking is key to any safety program in your warehouse. Learn how to properly mark aisle ways and other important areas of your facility.
  • Get Personal Help
    At 5S Today, we have years of experience with floor marking standards, and we have the products to help you achieve your goals. When you have questions, we have answers.

Why mark floors?

  • Be OHSA compliant
  • Save time and money
  • Safety
  • Easy-to-use industral tapes

Floor Marking Tips
OSHA Regulations require that permanent aisles and passageways must be marked. ANSI Z535.2 Safety Color Code designates yellow as the caution color. This should be used for marking physical hazards such as stumbling, falling or tripping points. Painted lines tend to chip, peel and crack, especially in heavy traffic areas. Industrial Floor Marking Tapes are recognized as the most convenient and inexpensive way to mark floors, and there are a variety of floor marking tapes available to meet your specific needs.

Aisle Width
OSHA requires aisles and passageways have "sufficient safe clearances" where mechanical equipment is used. The width necessry will vary depending upon how the aisle is utilized in the workplace. Aisle ways that have truck and forklift traffic need to be wider than aisles for pedestrian traffic. An average size is 36 inches. Additionally, aisle ways inside storage rooms containing flammable and combustible liquid must be at least three feet wide. Emergency exit access points have a minimum allowed width of 28 inches.

Tape Width
The minimum allowable width for facility aisle and floor marking lines is 2 inches. Any width above that is considered acceptable by OSHA and ANSI. Typical applications use tape in 2 inches to-6 inches wide.

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