Exit Signs by State - Comply with Your State and Local Regulation
There is often confusion over which colors are allowed when choosing an Exit sign for your building. Exit sign requirements vary by state and municipality, which is why it's important to check with your Fire Marshall to see whether Green Exit Signs
or Red Exit Signs are required in your building. The information below is for general guidance, only. For many, however, it is also important to get a “sense” of any color preference – so that your building is as consistent as possible with others in your area. Even though the European Union generally uses Green
Exit Signs (Red is used to specify prohibited actions), our UL 924 standards allow either Green Exit signs or Red Exit signs. Yet, localized codes often specify one or the
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Rhode Island State Compliant EXIT Signs
Rhode Island requires red Exit signs. After the tragic night club fire in Warwick, Rhode Island passed legislation that revamps the state’s safety codes. Included in the legislation is a provision requiring floor proximity exit signs for all occupancies greater than 150. Buildings that meet the set criteria must have been in compliance by February 20, 2005. Floor proximity signs are to be considered in addition to standard Rhode Island Exit signs above exits and directing exit pathways, so it is best to know everything you will need to create a safe egress pathway that is vital in an emergency situation. Contact your local fire marshal, or go to their website for more information.
Recommended Exit Signs for Rhode Island
These photoluminescent signs can be installed without wiring. These ecologically friendly signs are maintenance free, free of radiation and UL 924 listed. They last over 20 years and are the favorite of more and more property owners. Over the life of the sign, you will save $ thousands. You can decide in the field which directional arrows are needed.