Understanding Safety Label Format and Symbol Options

Read a quick guide to understanding the considerations of the main label and symbol format options available to you, including pros and cons, and whether they meet the U.S. ANSI Z535.4 standards, the international ISO 3864-2 standards, or both standards.

Product Liability and Your Safety Labels

Product safety labels are an important part of keeping users safe and reducing liability risk. There are two main standards for safety labels that are key to creating effective warnings that accurately communicate hazard information: ANSI Z535.4 domestically and ISO 3864-2 internationally.

ANSI Z535 In Focus

This year, 2022, is a revision cycle year for ANSI Z535, and it marks the first time many of the standards have changed in over a decade. This month’s column explores the latest updates and what they mean for product safety.

Product Manuals in Focus

Read an interview with Dr. Robinson for context on manuals, including the latest standards and best practices for incorporation with your product safety strategy.

Product Safety and Liability: A Historical Overview

History is very telling in influencing the trajectories of product safety and liability. To get the details, we turned to insight from Doug Nix, Managing Director of Compliance inSight Consulting and lead author of the Machinery Safety 101 blog. Read the interview with Nix for context on how the past has shaped the ideology and approaches that we employ today.

Product Safety and Liability Components in Focus

Explore the key components to keep in mind for your product safety strategy – from risk assessment to safety labels and manuals – and some of the ways that they all work together to improve safety and reduce risk.

Product Safety and the Pandemic

The pandemic has brought many changes in the way we do business. For equipment manufacturers, that may equate to big picture shifts related to your supply chain, vendors, and production. Here, let’s explore key considerations to keep in mind for your product safety strategy, warnings, and instructions.

ISO/TS 20559: A Systems Approach to Safety Communication

This new international specification focuses on workplace safety sign systems. Yet many of its underlying concepts speak to various forms of safety communication meant to reduce risk in today’s world – including product safety labeling.

The Making of an ISO 7010 Symbol

Understanding the Process to Create Standardized Symbols and How It Effects Your On-product Warnings The previous column in this series centered on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) tech... Read More...