The No Smoking Matches or Open Flames Poster provides a warning notice in large text: “No Smoking, Matches, or Open Flames In This Area.” The poster also provides the international “no” symbol (a crossed red circle) imposed over an image of a cigarette, a lit match, and flames.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that between 2007 and 2011, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 105,520 fires per year in or at non-residential properties which involved ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid. Uncontrolled fire can lead to expensive property damage and even result in injury or death, threatening your workers and patrons as well as your business.
Employers are required to provide a safe and healthful workplace for their workers. Workers must be alerted to potential hazards in the work environment and informed of how to protect themselves.
Make sure that workers, customers, and the general public know that smoking, lit matches, and open flames are not allowed in the area by posting the No Smoking Matches or Open Flames Poster where it can be easily seen.
The No Smoking Matches or Open Flames Poster is not a required poster. It can be posted in areas where fire poses a safety hazard due to fumes, storage or use of flammable or combustible materials, or other workplace conditions.