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Creating Effective Product Safety Labels

Posted by Bethany Stadelmann | 28th Jan 2014

For product safety engineers, a critical part of the overall safety of products and equipment is your safety labels.

Safety labels can play a key role in preventing injuries and saving lives. This is especially true when it comes to electrical hazard safety labels, where the danger at hand can relate to arc flash, lockout/tagout, grounding, and many more.

Where do you start in designing an effective label? There are several main building block elements that should be considered:

  • Knowing the type of content to go on the label
  • Understanding your intended audience
  • Using the latest standards and best practices when you consider colors, formats, text, content, symbols, materials, and location

Product safety label elements
A compilation of all of the different elements (from signal words
to text messages to symbols) that must be considered, and brought
together cohesively, when designing effective product safety labels.

Designing the most effective safety label possible, keeping all of the above and best practices in mind, can be a very complex task.

InCompliance Magazine - Clarion Safety Systems Article

The good news is: here at Clarion, we're here to help! To learn more about this topic from the experts at Clarion, you'll want to read the "On Your Mark" article featured in the latest issue of In Compliance Magazine, which provides an in-depth discussion from Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, on effective product safety labels.

"On Your Mark" is a regular column that explores labeling and graphical symbols, and how they're used to convey safety messages. Stay tuned here on the Clarion Safety Systems blog for the next article in this series and for more insight on best practice safety signs, labels, and markings.

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.