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Making Strides to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

Each year the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) holds its Educational Conference, the leading national conference in the U.S. devoted to drowning prevention. We commend our water safety partners at the NDPA for the work they do all year round in advocating safer water practices, including at this annual event. This year’s conference takes place March [...]

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A New Way to Find the Safety Products You Need: Filtered Search!

Our new, completely redesigned  clarionsafety.com website went live last Spring – but that doesn’t mean the improvements and features ended there! In fact, we’ve just launched another enhancement that we’re excited to share: filtered search. This new feature allows you to search our online catalog using the search bar tool, and narrow down your safety sign and label [...]

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A Brief History of ANSI Z535

If you’re tasked with product safety, you’re likely well-aware of ANSI Z535, the committee responsible for the primary safety label standard in the U.S. But, do you know why the ANSI Z535 standards were developed – and why they’re such an important guide for you to rely on for your safety label’s design? You’ll want to read our CEO [...]

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Symbol Design Debate: Abstract Versus Representational

All graphical symbols are abstract to a degree, meaning we’re meant to glean a real-life message from what they depict. When it comes to their use in product safety labels, more representational symbols can help with the comprehension of safety messages. It can be argued that the more specific to the situation the symbol can be, [...]

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Workplace Signage: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Picture yourself as a subcontracted construction worker showing up to the worksite the first day on the job. You put on your hard hat as you go through the gated entrance to the site and begin your work. What is the likelihood that you took the time needed to read all of the safety signs posted [...]

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Clarion’s CEO to be Featured Expert in Panel Discussion on Warnings

Here at Clarion, our expertise doesn’t stop at our safety sign and label products – we’re proud to be “go-to” experts in visual safety communication as well. Our latest upcoming industry event: Clarion’s CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, and chair of the ANSI Z535 committee, will be a featured expert at the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) 2016 Product Liability [...]

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Integrating Safety Labels and Signs Into Employee Training

The goal for every company should be to have a safety culture – one that upholds the value of human life and strives to continually improve conditions, processes and environments that will keep workers safe. To help make such a culture possible, safety training needs to occur to inform and remind workers of safety-related [...]

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Effective Safety Labeling for the Feed Industry

Effective warning labels are critical in the feed and grain industry where interaction between people and machinery is frequent, making the potential for injury possible. Moving parts present cutting and crushing hazards, conveyors present entanglement and falling hazards, and confined spaces pose a danger of asphyxiation. The good news: over the past two decades, the ANSI [...]

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How Can Effective Safety Signs Save Lives?

I’ve heard it said that safety signs are ineffective at changing people’s behavior, that nobody reads warnings anyway, and that the only reason safety signs are posted is because OSHA compliance mandates them. A similar argument was made for on-product safety labels 20 years ago; nobody pays attention to them and they’re only a [...]

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Shipboard Wayfinding and Clarion: A Real-Life Story

Ever since 2005 when I led the expert taskforce for NYC after 9/11 that helped to establish new building code provisions for wayfinding systems placed in tall buildings, I’ve had the opportunity to design and install these systems in a wide variety of venues. From the aisle steps of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall to factories [...]

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