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Choosing the Right Sign Material for your Application

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Choosing the Right Sign Material for your Application

In our 40 years of working with our customers, the first place we start in determining your sign requirements is:Where are you using the sign – indoors or outdoors? This information helps us determine what sign material will work best for your application.  The list of sign materials available to make your sign is long!  The wide variety of materials gives you many options for both indoor and outdoor signage. When you are tasked with the responsibility of signing a building, parking lot, construction site or school, how do you know what sign materials to use and where to use...

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Shining a Light on "Glow-in-the-Dark Signage"

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Shining a Light on "Glow-in-the-Dark Signage"

We have all heard of Glow-in-the-Dark signs or Photoluminescent signage…………but what does that mean?      Hopefully, I can shine some light on this topic for you!   The technical term for a product that glows in the dark is photoluminescent. Photoluminescent Safety Signs, or glow in the dark signs, use a specific kind of material that self-charges using ambient light, meaning the light in your facility, and are named this because they are illuminated via the action of photoluminescence. Energy in the form of light, or photons, is absorbed from their surroundings by the special material coating and stored. This stored...

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Parking Signage - what is required and why?

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Parking Signage - what is required and why?

It is that time of year again!  Whether it be to refresh existing signage or to purchase new signage for new parking lot areas - Spring, Summer and Fall are the most popular times of year to purchase Parking Lot signage. Everyone is familiar with Parking signs – we see them every day and know what they mean. But for Property Managers and other persons in companies who are responsible for signing a parking lot – how do they know what signage they need and why? Parking signs are designed to help manage traffic and to keep pedestrians safe.  Parking signage...

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Forklift Safety in the Workplace – Prevention of Employee Injury

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Forklift Safety in the Workplace – Prevention of Employee Injury

     Forklifts are a common sight at most workplaces, both indoors and outdoors. Forklifts are a necessary piece of machinery at your manufacturing facility, warehouse, jobsite or company yard site, but their mere presence poses a risk to workers and pedestrians due to the fact they are a moving machine. It is critical that Forklift operators are properly trained and certified to ensure the safety of pedestrian traffic and other vehicle traffic at your workplace.     The prevention of forklift accidents is critical to ensure employee safety and wellbeing. This includes ensuring that not only Forklift operators are trained on...

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Electric Vehicle Signage

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Electric Vehicle Signage

As the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and improving air quality is increasingly evident, switching to Electric Vehicles is becoming more accepted and affordable. Many Industries are investing in electrifying their fleet vehicles to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. This is a major step in the right direction to reduce transport emissions and to clean up the air we breathe. There are many considerations when designing your Electric Vehicle signage requirements at your workplace, parking lot or garage. Electric Vehicle signs need to clearly provide visual direction and information for vehicle operators to access EV charging stations. Many countries...

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40th Anniversary – The Story of Western Safety Sign

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40th Anniversary – The Story of Western Safety Sign

If anyone had told me in 1982, when I was in my 20’s, that I would be in the sign business for 40 years, I would have said “No way!!”  But fast forward 40 years and here we are in 2022 and Western Safety Sign is alive and well and still going strong! My husband Dave and I have been operating WSS for 40 years and it has been an amazing journey! Dave and I started from humble beginnings in the basement of our home in old St. Vital in October 1982……..here is the story.  Western Safety Sign (WSS) was started in...

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