Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-11


Army Guidelines for Safety Color Codes, Signs, Tags, and Markings

25 June 2013


PIN: 103578000

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History. This publication is a new Department of the Army pamphlet.

Summary. This pamphlet prescribes Army guidelines and criteria for safety color code markings, signs, and tags to warn Army personnel and personnel visiting Army facilities against potential hazards. Guidelines were developed from the Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1910.141 et seq. (General Environmental Controls) and American National Standards Institute Z535 Standards 2011.

Applicability. This pamphlet applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to Army civilian employees, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Civil Works activities and tenants, and volunteers in accordance with Title 10, United States Code, Section 1588 and AR 608-1 .

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent for this pamphlet is the Director of the Army Staff. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Headquarters, Department of the Army, Director of the Army Staff (DACS-SF), 9351 Hall Road, Building 1456, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5860.

Distribution. This pamphlet is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

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