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DA PAM 385–11 Army Guidelines for Safety Color Codes, Signs, Tags, and Markings
This new Department of the Army pamphlet, dated 25 June 2013--
o Sets uniformity of color codes used on safety signs, labels, tags, and markings for military, industrial, and construction operations
existing on Army installations (paras 2-1 and 2-2).
o Introduces guidelines for safety color codes for signs, tags, and markings in Army facilities and operations (throughout).
o Establishes Army criteria for safety colors that will alert and inform persons to take precautionary action or other appropriate action in
the presence of hazards (throughout).
The intent of this pamphlet is to establish an Army standard for safety colors that will alert and inform persons to take precautionary
action or other appropriate action in the presence of hazards. The specifications for signs and tags apply to the design, application, and
use of signs or symbols intended to indicate and/or define specific hazards of a nature, such that failure to designate them may lead to
accidental injury or property damage. These specifications are intended to cover all safety signs, except those designed for streets,
highways, railroads, and marine regulations. This pamphlet does not apply to bulletin boards or safety posters.
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