Egan Jones, Spearman & Giblin on Signing of Measure Creating the “Sign Fabrication Safety Quality Assurance Act”

New Law to Help Ensure Quality of Signage for Pedestrian Safety,

Protects Labor Workers

(TRENTON) – Mandating fabricated signage receive a seal of approval before use, and requiring an approved training program for sign production, legislation sponsored by Assembly members Patricia Egan Jones, Spearman and Tom Giblin to create the “Sign Fabrication Safety Quality Assurance Act” is now law.

The sponsors issued the following statements on today’s bill signing:

“This new law helps us to further ensure roadway and pedestrian safety,” Jones (D-Camden, Gloucester). “Signs, improperly constructed, no matter how well installed are hazardous to pedestrians and motorists alike and could cause unnecessary damage from even the most modest heights.”

“It’s difficult to grasp how large and heavy most signage really is,” Spearman (D-Camden, Gloucester). “Setting a standard for the manufacture of signs will protect everyone from residents to the workers placing them.”

“Today we’ve taken another step toward strengthening the public safety in our communities and on our roadways,” said Giblin (D-Essex). “Ensuring signs are reviewed for quality and assurance and given the seal of approval is important to protecting residents from the problems that could be caused by a less than standard sign hung or placed on our roads or highways.”