Safety Label Guidelines

  • Having developed the safety labels, CEMA has identified the labels that belong on Bulk and Unit Handling Conveyors and the optimized locations to place those labels.
  • To promote safety throughout the industry, the Safety Label Placement Guidelines contained in the Safety Label Brochure are presented below as a service for review and use by manufacturers and users alike.
  • CEMA Safety Labels and Placement Guidelines are developed by the CEMA Safety Committee to provide for members and non-members consensus advice for the selection and application of safety labels for use on conveyors and related material handling equipment to assist in accident prevention.
  • The safety labels by themselves cannot prevent unsafe acts.
  • The safety label and placement program are intended as a voluntary guide and should be incorporated into a comprehensive safety program by users of conveyors and related equipment as part of their effort to prevent injuries.
  • Should any of the safety labels supplied by the equipment manufacturer become unreadable for any reason, the equipment USER is then responsible for the replacement and location of these safety labels.
  • Replacement labels can be obtained from CEMA STORE.
  • Key to CEMA Safety Label designations and definitions
  • The Entire CEMA Safety Label Program is detailed in CEMA Brochure 201 – “Safety Label Brochure” which is available for purchase from the CEMA STORE.

Our Labels

Our labels have been developed for each OEM Conveyor. These labels point out standard safety issues associated with the operation and/or maintenance of the equipment.

Our material specifications are listed on this page along with our placement guidelines.  Included on this page as well are CEMA’s Posters that are set-up for you to use your choice of a printer for your “User’s In-plant Safety Program”.  Our Horizontal / Vertical labels are listed below for you to review. Purchase CEMA Labels on the CEMAstore.  If you cannot purchase from the e-commerce store, use our CEMA Safety Label Order form pdf.

CEMA’s Horizontal Safety Labels

These labels are 5″ wide x 2 1/2″ high and are classified as “Danger–Warning–Caution” labels. The materials that are used are listed below.  Additionally, we have labels available that are:  5″wide x 1.5″ high.

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CEMA’s Vertical Safety Labels

The labels are 3″ wide x 2 1/2″ high and are classified as “Danger–Warning–Caution” labels.  The materials that are used are listed below in the ‘Label Specifications’ section.

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Label Placement Guidelines by Product

Bulk Handling conveyors

Bulk Belt Conveyors / BH-1

Bulk Belt Conveyor Accessories / BH-2

Drag Conveyors / SC-1

Screw Conveyors / SC-2

Vertical Screw Conveyors / SC-3

Bucket Conveyors / SC-4

Pneumatic Conveyors

Rotary Valve / PN-1

Pressure Tanks / PN-2

Pneumatic Fans / PN-3

Unit Handling Conveyors

Roller & Wheel Conveyor, non-powered / UH-1

End Driven-Belt Conveyors / UH-2

Center Driven-Belt Conveyors / UH-3

Belt Driven-Live Roller Conveyors / UH-4

Chain Driven-Live Roller Conveyors / UH-5

Slat Conveyors / UH-6

Lineshaft Conveyors / UH-7

Motor Driven Live Roller Conveyors / UH-8


Palletizers / PL-1