Whether it’s turning sand into silicon chips or hogs into hams, most every machine or piece of equipment used to process raw materials into finished goods has potential hazards associated with its use or service. Knives cut, moving parts crush, rollers entangle and lasers burn. Placing warnings on your equipment that properly identify such hazards (and how to avoid them) is essential to protecting people from harm and your company from litigation.
In today’s workplaces, warnings on machinery often need to communicate their critical safety messages to a range of audiences – from trained maintenance staff to recently hired temporary workers. Combine this with the fact that machinery and processes are becoming ever more complex and the safety mechanisms (e.g. guards, interlocks) more sophisticated. The result is an increased need to accurately identify hazards and how to avoid them. Think of it this way: when machinery used to have unguarded pulleys, belts and moving parts, it looked dangerous; you could see, hear and feel the potential for injury around you. Today’s safer designed machinery is a good thing. But to a degree, it can make people more casual in their approach to clearing jams, resetting processes or thinking they can service something they shouldn’t. That’s where Clarion’s safety labels come into play.
Through symbols and precise word messages, our hazard alerting labels for machinery and processes convey the essential nature of industrial and commercial equipment hazards and how to avoid them. The route to choosing the right label to meet your needs usually begins with selecting the category of label, and then choosing the most appropriate symbol for the type of safety message you want to convey. If you don’t see an existing Clarion design that will work for your precise safety message – or if you want to combine two or more hazard alerting labels into one design – we can tailor a label to meet your precise needs.
The goal of all of these equipment and process safety labels is to alert people to the potential for injury and give them the information they need to make informed decisions about how best to avoid potential injury or death.