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Machinery Labels and Tags

Machinery Labels and Tags

When you’re designing your facility’s safety sign system, there’s an opportunity to update older equipment’s labeling to meet the ANSI Z535.4 Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels. Chances are, the machine’s safety labels are either non-existent or they don’t convey the full, ANSI Z535.4 level of information (what the hazard is, the consequence of interaction with the hazard, and how to avoid the hazard). They also probably don’t use the right signal word panel for DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION, and fail to use the most up-to-date graphical symbols that define today’s visual safety language. Clarion’s labels do all this and more.


Typically, Clarion’s machine labeling customers are the machinery manufacturers, who order hundreds or thousands of each safety label design they require. To make it economical for facility owners to retrofit their older equipment, we’ve chosen a selection from our 100,000+ safety label designs for machinery and made them available in packs of five. This is a cost effective solution when only a few of each label are needed – which is often the case during a retrofit project.

When it comes to safety tags, if you’re using the old “DANGER” in an oval shape, you’re not in compliance with the latest tag formats endorsed by OSHA and prescribed by ANSI Z535.5 Standard for Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes (for Temporary Hazards). Clarion’s selection of tags utilizes the ANSI Z535.5 safety tag format now incorporated into all OSHA standards where tags are called for. The newer tags give the reader more complete information and correctly use a signal word panel chosen to match the severity of risk associated with the tag’s message. Most older-style tags completely miss the mark on these design issues; they were good enough for a 1970s workplace, but not for today’s more complex facility where lockout/tagout and GHS intersect with safe maintenance practices.

Keep in mind that, like our signs, our machinery labels and tags can be customized to meet your exact communication requirements. This means that combining hazards, adding precise instructions or creating custom shapes to fit specific machine areas, are all possible.

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