Symbol choices for your product safety labels can be complex – especially in light of the latest ISO standards update. This month, we look at some of the most pressing questions you may be facing.
As the person responsible for your product’s safety labels, you might run into this problem: you want to convey your message in “symbol-only” form because your intended audience is global and yet your safety message is fairly complex.
A new symbol is being standardized for arc flash – and it’s an important step forward for safety.
Find out what you need to know to reassess your company’s product safety labels based on the latest revisions of ANSI Z535.4 and ISO 3864-2.
The question of whether or not to use additional languages on your safety labels can be a complex one to answer.
This month in our series exploring the latest industry insight on effective product safety label design and symbol usage, we’ll focus on the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of symbol-only safety labels.
This month in our series exploring the latest industry insight on effective product safety label design and symbol usage, we’ll focus on the importance of consistency in the use of symbols and formats for both product safety labels and facility safety signs. For many years, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations for workplace safety signs were based on outdated 1941-era formats. That changed about two and a half years ago. In October 2013, OSHA incorporated the latest versions of the ANSI Z535 safety sign, tag and color standards into its safety regulations, aligning them with today’s best practices. Let’s look at how this change, which allows for consistent sign and label formats using the latest standards, is impacting our products and our workplaces.
As part of our series exploring the latest industry insight on effective product safety label design and symbol usage, this month’s topic focuses on the trend towards multi-symbol labels, showing both hazard description AND hazard avoidance visually – and ultimately moving to a fully graphic approach.
Last year’s "On Your Mark" columns discussed how specific symbols have changed over time to become more standardized. This year, we’ll look closer at this important aspect of visual safety communication and eff... Read More...