CSA CAN/CSA-Z321-96: Second Edition; General Instruction No 1
DOD Adopted ANSI Approved Approved
This Standard applies to signs intended for use in the workplace for the purpose of communicatng a regulatory, warning or informational message with the emphasis on safety and/or health. It describes requirements for the design of signs and includes recommendations for their selection and placement.
This Standard also includes requirements for signs that are not specifically safety- and/or health-oriented but are often part of the workplace.
The use of these signs does not replace the need for other proper accident-prevention measures.
This Standard does not apply to signs used to identify
(a) the actual or potential presence of ionizing radiation;
(b) objects, devices, materials, or combinations of materials that emit ionizing radiation;
(c) product labelling;
(d) hazardous materials (as defined by the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System);
(e) dangerous goods being transported; and
(f) emergency exits (as defined by the Building Code).
For guidance pertaining to the use of signs and sysbols in the barrier-free design of buildings, readers should refer to CSA Standard B651.
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