Mr. Chain’s products meet OSHA’s standards for color identification (see 29 CFR 1910.144). In addition, according to 29 CFR 1910.145(f) App A:

While the standard does not specifically mandate colors to be used on accident prevention tags, the following color scheme is recommended by OSHA for meeting the requirements of this section:

"DANGER" - Red, or predominantly red, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.

"CAUTION" - Yellow, or predominantly yellow, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.

"WARNING" - Orange, or predominantly orange, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.

"BIOLOGICAL HAZARD" - Fluorescent orange or orange-red, or predominantly so, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.

Mr. Chain offers plastic chain, stanchions and accessories in all the colors recommended by OSHA above.


Mr. Chain’s plastic chain and stanchions are made from high density polyethylene and do not contain any heavy metals. Our products meet OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.335(b)(2) for Barricades. “Barricades shall be used in conjunction with safety signs where it is necessary to prevent or limit employee access to work areas exposing employees to uninsulated energized conductors or circuit parts. Conductive barricades may not be used where they might cause an electrical contact hazard.”


Mr. Chain’s Loading Dock Kits meet OSHA’s requirements for use as a visual warning device for loading docks. See OSHA Standard 26 CFR 1910.23 and the Interpretation Letter of December 18, 1997 by John B. Miles, Jr., Director, OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs to Dimitrios S. Mihou, Niagra Mohawk Power Corporation.