Safety is a crucial aspect of any work environment. Employees need a safe work environment, and customers must be able to access products and services without undue risk. In order to establish safe facilities, many companies incorporate safety tapes.

safety tapesSafety tapes are a highly versatile medium that allows companies to provide hazard warnings, mark safe zones and walkways, bring attention to potentially vulnerable areas, and direct employees and customers safely through the area. By providing clear visual cues, direction, and slip-resistant surfaces, safety tapes help people safely navigate a wide variety of potentially hazardous settings.

At NADCO, we understand the importance of workplace safety for customers and employees alike. Since every workplace has different hazards and risks, our safety tapes are available in a wide range of colors, finishes, materials, and sizes. Whether you’re looking for bright tape to direct customers safely through the grocery store, or reflective safety tapes that keep foot traffic away from heavy industrial machinery, we have the perfect adhesive tapes for your needs.

What are the Common Adhesive Tapes Used in the Safety Industry?

Safety tapes encompass a wide range of adhesive and non-adhesive solutions for a variety of different environments and uses. However, their primary goal is to enhance the safety of employees and customers. Some of the most common safety tapes include:

Anti-Slip Tapes

Also known as anti-skid or non-skid tapes, anti-slip tapes are characterized by a rough surface that helps to prevent individuals from slipping and falling. They are particularly useful in moist and slippery environments to provide an abrasive surface that provides firmer footing. Anti-slip tapes have the added advantage of bright coloring, which helps to bring attention to high-risk areas. Anti-slip tapes see frequent use on stairways, catwalks, walkways, and steps in environments with a high slip and fall potential.

anti slip tape

Barricade Tapes

Barricade tapes warn of hazardous areas and limit access to sensitive areas. As a non-adhesive tape, barricade tapes are typically elevated to provide highly visible warnings in a wide variety of colors and prints. The most common forms of barrier tape often include words such as “Caution” or “Danger.”

Custom barricade tape is also available for unique situations. The goal of barricade tape is to catch the eye and prevent individuals from entering unsafe spaces, thereby reducing the risk of damage or injury. To ensure reliability in a wide range of conditions, barricade tapes are weather resistant and can be used indoors and outdoors.

Glow-in-the-Dark Tapes

As the name indicates, this type of tape is designed to emit light in in dark or poorly lit spaces. Glow-in-the-dark tapes absorb light energy emitted by nearby sources and use that energy to glow for hours after the lights go out. In many workplaces, these tapes enhance safety and reduce potential trip hazards in badly lit areas.

What are Some Key Safety Applications for Adhesive Tapes?

The wide range of safety tape designs makes them useful for applications across a wide range of industries. Industrial applications incorporate safety tapes for product and equipment identification, color coding, flagging, product bundling, and as aisle markings. Barricade tapes are often used during emergencies to prevent unwanted intrusion in sensitive or dangerous areas. Adhesive tapes get used on walls, floors, stairs, equipment, and other locations in public and commercial buildings to provide direction and ensure the safety of employees and visitors.

Safety tapes can support safety measures in a variety of settings, including:

  • Schools
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial facilities
  • Corporate offices
  • Hospitals
  • Construction sites

Choosing an Optimal Supplier with NADCO

At NADCO, we understand the importance of highly visible and durable safety tapes. Our selection of stock and custom adhesive tapes enhance awareness and improve the overall safety of individuals in a variety of environments. From anti-slip tapes to barricade and glow-in-the-dark tapes, we have the ability to produce superior quality tape products quickly and efficiently. We are proud to provide a versatile range of indoor and outdoor safety tapes for customers in retail, commercial, municipal, residential, and industrial settings.


With competitive pricing and a speedy turnaround on even the most complex or specialized adhesive safety tapes, it is no surprise that NADCO is an industry leader in custom adhesive tapes and labels. To learn more about our extensive array of stock adhesive tapes and custom design capabilities, contact the experts at NADCO today!