Machinery Safety 101

Do-It-Yourself Safety Labels, Signs and Tags

Safety label on a roller conveyor

One of the great challenges that all product designers face is the sourcing of appropriate product safety labels. There are many sources for off-the-shelf labels including some of the biggest names in marking and labelling, but until now, none have offered a way for product manufacturers to develop standards-compliant hazard warning signs and labels themselves.…

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Safety Label Format Solutions for Solving Complex Messaging Challenges

Safety label on a roller conveyor

Safety Label Messaging Basics Safety label design follows three principles: Identify the hazard Identify the likely degree of injury that could occur Instruct the reader about ways to avoid injury Designing warnings seems a simple task. However, users may not be English speaking or literate. Depending on the jurisdictions where your product will be marketed, like…

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Recent Changes to the Product Safety Label Standard ISO 3864-2

The Importance of Best Practice Product Safety Label Standards Product safety labels serve an important role. They protect both users and manufacturers. Manufacturers are concerned with building products and protecting themselves from liability lawsuits. Users are concerned abut buying safe products. Manufacturers are also concerned with meeting the legal requirements for product labelling in the markets…

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Machinery Safety Labels: 3 Top Tools for Effective Warnings

Safety label by Clarion Safety Systems

Machinery Safety Labels The third level of the Hierarchy of Controls is Information for Use. Safety Labels are a key part of the Information for Use provided by machine builders to users and are often the only information that many users get to see. This makes the design and placement of the safety labels critical…

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