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ANSI Z535.6 – Manuals in Focus

ANSI Z535.6 is a standard developed by ANSI specifically focusing on the inclusion of safety information in product manuals and other related materials to enhance user understanding and safety.

ANSI Z535.4 – Safety Labels in Focus

ANSI Z535.4 is a standard developed by ANSI that relates specifically to product safety signs and labels.

ANSI Z535.3 – Safety Symbols in Focus

The ANSI Z535.3 standard focuses solely on guidelines for the design and use of safety symbols.

ANSI Z535.1 – Safety Colors in Focus

In our "On Your Mark" columns, we often discuss the importance of American National...

Deciphering Safety Symbol Complexities

This column covers specifics on symbol use – one of the fundamental elements of your labels – and options for handling complexities you may be facing.
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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.
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