French “Avis Zone fumeur”—which translates to “Notice Smoking Area”—sign of various sizes and different materials: Plastic, aluminium or self-adhesive vinyl. English and bilingual signs also available when local regulations allow it. You can select an optional UV-protecting lamination to preserve the colours longer; for superior visibility, you have an alternative between a retro-reflective pigmentation and a photoluminescent coverage. Sizewise, 7” X 5” and 10” X 7” are the most common sizes sold, but any other format can be cut as long as a special order has been placed. Contact Sylprotec for signs in another language, for custom-made signs or if you want one of the options listed above.
The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association), established by the US Congress in 1970, is the government agency in charge of the enforcement of health and work safety regulations in the United States. Even though here in Canada, we already have a governmental body taking care of all OHS issues, yet sometimes companies and employers prefer to use OSHA standards which are also in use in Canada. Similar to the CSA, the OSHA has rules when it comes to communicating regulations. Smoking was banned in the United States by the federal “Ban on Smoking in Federal Buildings Act” of 1993 which covers many workplaces, but not all. The OSHA has played a consistently large role in the smoking cessation program against the tobacco lobby. In Canada, it is in the hands of provincial governments to ban smoking in public spaces; between 2003 and 2009, all 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada have adopted laws banning smoking in public spaces. These laws may not cover your workplace; if that is the case, the employer is entitled to enforce a non-smoking rule on the premises or at least to narrow down a designated space for smokers, be it for ideological or safety reasons.Although not mandatory, displaying safety signs is quite recommended to indicate any regulation since it ultimately allows to avoid many woes and sorrows. OSHA signs are well outlined and deliver the message you wish to spread swiftly, regardless of your workers' language abilities.
OSHA signs cover a wide range of circumstances due to their many headers, pictograms, and captions that allow a plethora of combinations regardless of the areas of activity. Signs in compliance with the applicable OSHA standards and featuring the “Notice” header convey an informative message about a general situation or a particular rule in effect. The “Avis Zone fumeur” sign features a blue rectangle at the top on a white background which indicates a notice, thus it shall never be used to identify a danger, a warning or a caution.
Choosing a sign depends on several factors which have to be included in the equation: the ideal material for your workplace, the distance at which the sign will be seen which pins down the size of signs, the way the work environment is shaped which determines the format of signs, etc.
Plastic signs can either be displayed inside or outside. Please note that if your sign is exposed to UV-light, colours will fade faster. UV-protecting lamination will slow down the process of fading but the colours will ultimately disappear. Aluminium signs suit a better purpose outside; of course, they can be displayed indoor, especially in an environment where an adverse impact is likely. Self-adhesive vinyl signs work just fine outside but are better fitted for indoor places.
Please contact our customer service for any custom-made sizes or for English or bilingual signs. Allow at least four (4) weeks of delays for the reception of special orders. If you can’t find the sign you’re looking for, call us and we’ll customize our products accordingly.
|Type of product||Safety equipment|
|Main category||Sign and lock|
|Sub category||OSHA conform signs|
|Sub sub category||OSHA conforms danger signs|
|Name of the product||Signs format and material according to selection|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Choice of format||Flat according to selection|
|Material||Vinyl 4 mil, or plastic 60 mil or aluminum 40 mil, depending on selection|
|Dimensions of the product||The dimensions of the product depend on the size selected by the customer.|
|Length (in/cm)||Variable according to selection|
|Width (in/cm)||Variable according to selection|
|Height (in/cm)||Variable according to selection|
|Weight (lb/kg)||Variable according to selection|
|Availability||Please note: Some of our signs are made to order and have lead times of 10 to 15 business days|
|Made in Canada||Yes|
|Return conditions||No returnable if used. For more information about our return policy, please refer to the "Orders and Returns" link on the home page|