OSHA label permanency

Yesterday, I was working at Dental Health Affiliates, the office of Dr. Charlie Smith, in Rochester, MN. I noticed something that I have not seen in any other offices. They have taken the time to have plastic signs engraved with all of the various OSHA compliance labeling. In many offices this labeling has been accomplished using simple adhesive stickers that eventually peel and/or look worn after short periods of time. The engraved plastic signs that Dental Health Affiliates have posted look very professional, and have a permanency to them that regular stickers will never have.

With Charlie’s permission I took a couple of quick snapshots of some of the labeling that has been done in his office to give you all a chance to see what I was talking about:
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Now compare the above pictures with what we commonly see in many dental offices:

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