"Safety Yellow" is a term that we use to express the reason for the color of the equipment. According to OSHA, There are recommended colors for indicating various conditions in the environment. Note what the site says regarding this:
While the standard does not specifically mandate colors to be used on accident prevention tags, the following color scheme is recommended by OSHA for meeting the requirements...
The page goes on to list four colors that are used to communicate potential hazards. One of those colors is yellow. The complete list of the four colors mentioned are as follows:
- Red - an indicator of a danger that exists in the environment that deserves attention.
- Yellow - this color indicates caution and is the color that we are talking about here.
- Orange - an indication of the need for attention due to a warning.
- Orange-Red (Fluorescent Orange) - this color indicates the presence of a biological hazard and is commonly found on labeling.
So, the color of material handling equipment can be an effective reminder to be aware of a potential hazard. Handling stone slabs is a task that brings with it potential hazards. As a result, the equipment in this area is colored in "safety yellow". You can check out safety yellow racks, or read about the benefits of safety yellow racks toward the bottom of this page.