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ISO 3864-2 and the Need for a Harmonized System of Product Safety Labels

The international standard for product safety labels, ISO 3864-2 Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs – Part 2: Design principles for product safety labels, published in 2004, codified a global set of best practice, symbol-based product safety label formats to communicate safety to international audiences.In the second part of a new podcast series with [...]

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ANSI Z535 and How it Revolutionized the Field of On-Product Warnings

When the U.S. standard for product safety labels, ANSI Z535.4 Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels, was published in 1991, it gave manufacturers the tool they needed to develop good product warnings that could more effectively communicate safety messages, helping to prevent accidents.In a new podcast series with NEMA, Clarion’s CEO Geoffrey Peckham, and chair [...]

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Best Practices for Your Label Content

How can your labels effectively convey safety messages for your products or electrical equipment?For the latest best practices, take a look at the August eiXtra e-newsletter from NEMA, the trade association for the electrical manufacturing industry, which features an article from Clarion, “Effective Product Safety Labels: Your Guide to Content.”The article is a featured guest column [...]

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Vision Plus Takes Place This Fall – and We’re a Part of It!

We’re excited to announce: our CEO Geoffrey Peckham has been selected to present at  Vision Plus 2015, an international interdisciplinary symposium taking place September 3 and 4 in Birmingham, England. His lecture, “ISO Symbols: The Key to Global Safety Communication,” will share insight on the visual communication of safety information – his  life’s work. The presentation will show [...]

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Safety Decisions Magazine Features Insight from Clarion on Machine Safety Labeling

Looking for more ways to stay up-to-date on the latest key safety and compliance issues? BLR's new Safety Decisions Magazine provides safety decision makers with a fresh look at strategic issues in today’s ever-changing business arena.Not to be missed: the Summer/Fall issue features a guest column from Clarion’s CEO, Geoffrey Peckham. The article, “Machine Safety Labeling in [...]

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Clarion’s CEO to Present Course on Symbols and Product Warnings

Do you have product safety-related responsibilities? Whether you’re a design engineer, risk management professional or attorney, we have news on an upcoming educational program designed to assist organizations in enhancing their product safety and liability prevention activities. The University of Wisconsin will be offering its 27th Annual Product Liability Conference this September 22 – 24 in [...]

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Guidance on Laser Warnings and the FDA's Laser Notice 50

We recently received a reader inquiry from our July InCompliance column on laser labeling. The reader raised a question about the FDA/CDRH and IEC standards’ harmonization, in regards to the FDA’s ‘Laser Notice No. 50’ document. The ‘Laser Notice No. 50’ guidance document from 2007 states that CDRH will not object to conformance with many [...]

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Laser Labels: New Clarion Products and Resources

There are two main standards to follow when it comes to compliance for laser labeling: the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) for U.S. markets and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for international markets. In compliance with the latest FDA/CDRH and IEC standards, here at Clarion we’ve created definitive sets of [...]

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Understanding Symbols: Laser Labels

When it comes to the history and progress of formats and symbols related to the safety labels used on laser products, manufacturers face a dilemma: comply with U.S. regulations or meet internationally-accepted standards that govern laser labeling worldwide. You won’t want to miss our CEO Geoffrey Peckham’s latest article in In Compliance Magazine, part of a [...]

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New Whitepaper: Effective Product Safety Labels

What makes a product safety label strategy effective? Clarion has released a free informational resource for product engineers, risk and safety personnel, manufacturers and others with product safety-related responsibilities to give insight on five main best practices for labeling. These labeling tactics can help your company protect people from harm, reduce liability risk and open new [...]

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