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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates the use of specific types of safety posters, in the Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR), specifications for accident prevention signs and tags – 1910.145) these requirements are standardized and clearly delineated.
You can reduce risk in your workplace by adding other types posters that OSHA does not require everything from reminding people to use equipment properly, to cough into their elbow, or remembering to “THINK!” to prevent accidents. The funnier images the better, as long as the message clear and to the point. Finally, you are going to get the creative part of you on paper and on the wall.
Your ideas for these types of posters cross your mind all the time and they can be the most meaningful posters of all because your ideas match the needs an culture of your workplace. Your posters will have an impact more than any poster you order from a catalog.
So, here is how to do it…
Open up your MS Publisher 2003 or 2007 to a blank document.
Next, create large rectangle and choose a color fill. Click on you picture tool and insert a picture.
Then go online after clicking “Cilp art on Office Online”.
Browse through the free photos available. When you identify a photo that you would like to use, click on “copy” to send the photo to your “clipboard”.
Return to MS Publisher and click on “paste.”
The photo will insert. Create a text box down below and type your catch phrase for the safety message you wish to promote.
Edit the text in the poster as desired. Print! Save. Or Print as a PDF and mail by e-mail
You will save a ton of money when you can make your own workplace safety posters, and the topics and photos are endless that are ready for your ideas. you can draw your inspiration – your employees. Have a contest and create these posters. Award a prize for the most clever.
The reality is that posters get old and stale, and even if they don’t, no human being will see them or consider their message after walking by them six or seven times. This invisibility drives up risk and employees begin to forget any positive message that has been posted. So give you bulletin boards a fresh look continually by relying on Microsoft MS Publisher or MS Word free art and photos.
Get a free poster by emailing [http://mailto:[email protected]]Publisher Daniel Feerst and asking for a sample. Also see our workplace poster kit and the 18 posters we provide you, each of which is completely editable with the instructions using MS Publisher or MS Word. Go here to learn more: [http://www.factsheetsplus.com/posters.html]Workplace Safety Posters