Safety Signs - Communicating Hazards on Campus

Communication of hazards and unusual operating conditions is an important part of keeping our campus community safe. Temporary signs are a useful tool in informing students, staff, visitors, and vendors of unusual conditions. It is important to use the sign that is suitable to the level of concern or hazard. Environmental Health & Safety has made a quick and easy way to determine which sign is appropriate for the issue. Safety signs should be used in addition to regular communications channels; Work Control will continue to be the primary source of communicating workplace issues via email.

Click on the Safety Sign Selection Chart below to select and download a sign.

Safety Sign Selection Chart


  • You will not be able to edit the sign after you open it; you must download a copy before you can edit it.
  • Make sure the message on the sign is brief and clear.
  • Post the sign in a conspicuous location. You may have to have several signs to notify people who are approaching from a different direction.
  • When using danger tape or caution tape, affix the sign to the tape.
  • When appropriate, include a contact name, department, or phone number.
  • Do not forget to remove the sign after the issue has been resolved!


Haily Griffith, Occupational Health and Safety Manager, 541-346-2962

Kersey Bars, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, 541-346-0815

Justin Zunker, Occupational Safety Officer, 541-346-0780