Businesses must take a variety of measures to ensure the safety of their customers and employees. In many cases, they’re obligated by OSHA to identify and eliminate potential hazards; in other situations, it makes sense to offer people a heads-up about potentially risky obstacles or circumstances to help them have a positive experience. There are many ways to do this, with different requirements depending on the particular workplace.
Safety tapes are one such method. They’re highly visible and can be used to direct foot traffic, identify tripping hazards, block off areas to control access, and more. NADCO offers three primary types of safety tape, each with its own advantages and applications: anti-slip tapes, barricade tapes, and glow-in-the-dark tapes.
What Are the Common Applications for Safety Tapes?
From schools and office buildings to warehouses, distribution centers, construction sites, a variety of industrial facilities, and anywhere environmental conditions can introduce hazards, safety tapes are used for a number of purposes:
- Color coding
- Marking aisles and boundaries
- Highlighting the path to an exit door
- Blocking access to off-limits areas
- Identification purposes
- Bundling products or materials
- Flagging hidden features, like underground wires
- Directing foot traffic on stairs, walkways, and sidewalks
- Creating physical distance boundaries
- Add traction to a slippery surface
What Are the Benefits of Using Safety Tapes?
Simply put, they help you create a safer workplace. Adhesive tape can be used to draw attention to potential hazards, including low ceilings or low-hanging objects, a step or leading edge, potentially dangerous or broken equipment, or an area where something spilled on the floor. Hazard tape is an easy way to provide a visual guide to help people move safely through a space or to create a boundary around a place you’d like people to avoid.
When used on the floor, anti-slip safety tapes can provide traction to help people avoid slipping. This is especially useful on stairs, ramps, ladders, floors that can get wet or dirty, and other potentially slippery surfaces. They can serve double-duty by directing the flow of traffic, marking the path to an exit, or helping people establish physical distance; you can choose a photoluminescent anti-slip tape for visibility if the lights go out. Like other industrial tapes, anti-slip adhesives are highly resistant to corrosion to withstand the ongoing wear and tear they face from foot traffic.
Because industrial tapes come in a variety of colors, sizes, and reflective styles, you can find one to suit your unique application. Whether you need a permanent or temporary solution, adhesive tapes are cost-effective and easy to use. For long-term applications, they’re built to withstand various temperature ranges, weather conditions, humidity and moisture, and abrasion, so they require little maintenance. You can choose a tape that can be written on, or printed with your name, logo, or other information.
Why Choose NADCO for Your Safety Tape Needs?
We have an array of anti-slip, barricade, and glow-in-the-dark tapes to choose from, and we have the expertise to help you find the one that’s best for you. We specialize in customized solutions, so if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, let us know! If you can imagine it, NADCO will make it stick. It’s what we’ve been doing for decades.
Our commitment is to our customers. We offer superior capabilities, short lead times, and consistent high-quality products and attentive service, and we see ourselves as your partner. It’s our mission to help you find or design the right safety tape solutions. Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of adhesive tapes and labels.