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Floor Markers, Signage, and Ropes

Note: Please note that all information provided is general, and is an aggregation of and attributed to the sources included below. Use your own judgment and regulatory guidance to make decisions around PPE usage in the workplace.

Last Updated: 9/14/20

How should markers and signs be used?

  • Floor Markers: As per OSHA, floor markers can be used to demarcate six-foot distances to ensure that all workers and customers maintain social distance.
  • Rope and Stanchion Systems: This approach can be coupled with rope-and-stanchion systems that create a physical 6-foot barrier for queues.
  • Signage: Signage can be used to instruct individuals waiting in line to remain 6 feet back from work areas and cash registers.

What should you look for when shopping for markers and signs?

While there is no quality standard for this equipment, you may want to consider:

  • Visibility: Is it colorful enough to draw the eye, and large enough to see?
  • Durability: How long will it last in a high-traffic environment?
  • Stability: In the case of signage and rope-and-stanchion systems, is the equipment designed to stay upright, or is there a risk of it falling and becoming hazardous?

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Detailed Sources

All guidance compiled from these public sources as of October 2, 2020. Please confirm guidance at the links provided below.

This PPE Information is intended to be used as a general guide for businesses. The PPE needs of your particular business and employees may vary significantly and each business is responsible for making its own decisions about those needs. All users should consult the links provided herein for the latest official health information, as the PPE Planning Tool summaries may not accurately reflect the current content of those official health links or the latest updates thereto. The State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (collectively, the “State”) is not responsible for the performance or accuracy of the PPE Planning Tool. By using the PPE Planning Tool, the user does hereby release any and all claims, causes of action, and demands against the State that are derived from its use.