Comments due July 15

Under a proposed new rule by OSHA, workplaces would be required to post new warning signs. Proponents of the rule assert that the new sign designs better indicate workplace dangers by allowing more detailed descriptions of hazards and increased use of illustrations. The more illustrative signs would also be more effective in communicating to workers who do not read English.

The proposed changes would allow the continued use of existing signs that meet OSHA rules and update regulations to include signs designed to meet the 2011 American National Standards.

OSHA expects to update warning signs regulations by September 11 unless significant objections are filed with the agency by July 15.