Floor markings can be used for many purposes: to identify or outline areas for inventory placement, areas for forklift traffic, facility entrances and exits, step landings, and much more. When these zones are highly visible and clearly delineated, it's easy for warehouse employees to quickly recognize where to go and what areas to avoid, making operations safer and more efficient.
As a new publication from Graphic Products points out, effective floor marking is not simply a matter of slapping some bright-colored tape on the warehouse floor. The company's free "Floor Marking Best Practices Guide" explains the applicable OSHA standard for floor marking as well as industry standards for floor marking colors. The 16-page guide also provides information on floor marking applications, choosing the best floor marking tape, and how to conduct a facility floor marking inspection. Of course, since Graphic Products makes floor marking products (including the DuraLabel product line), the booklet also includes information about the various types of floor marking supplies available.