Looking to enhance your safety knowledge? MSS – a Clarion Safety company – offers live, online training classes for machine safety and risk assessment. Join us!
Reducing Risk, Protecting People

A Brief History of ANSI Z535

Posted by Bethany Savage | 16th Feb 2016

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 Geoffrey Peckham’s  article in the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) latest electroindustry (ei) magazine.

Geoffrey uses his  expertise to explain how the ANSI Z535 standards provide much-needed guidance to those responsible for communicating visual safety messages in a way that makes them “stand out” from all the other types of information people see on a daily basis.

The overall goal of the six standards that make up ANSI Z535 is to define best practices for communicating safety so that accidents are avoided and people are better protected from harm. The article explores the history of the standards – which stretches back many decades – and how they’ve developed to establish today’s current best practices.

Want to learn more about ANSI Z535 and latest developments in product safety labeling? Watch  our video on how the ANSI Z535 standards use colors and signal words to convey severity levels on safety signs, labels, tags and markings. You can also visit our online Learning Center for more key topics that effect today’s product safety labels.

ANSI Z535 Standards

Online Quote Request Options

Need a quote for our sign, label and tag products? Our customer service team is standing by to hear from you via phone, online chat or email! For your convenience, we also have two options you can use to submit your request quickly and easily online:

Option 1: Cart-to-quote Tool

Generate a quote for all of the items in your shopping cart. Simply add items to your online shopping cart and then click the "Get Quote for Cart Items" button in the cart preview dropdown or at the bottom of the cart page.

This option works great for both standard and custom products that are available for purchase on our website.

Option 2: Quote Request Form

Request a quote by typing in the product part number(s) or a description of the custom part(s). You can also upload RFQ-related documentation, such as a drawings and specification sheets.

This option works great for products not available for purchase on our website and for complex quotes.