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Understanding Symbols: Laser Labels

Posted by Bethany Savage on 7th Jul 2015

Laser Hazard 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 series on safety symbols used on product safety labels and how they’ve changed over time to become more universally recognizable.

Take a look at the article, available in the July issue of In Compliance, to learn more about the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)-compliant laser labels (for U.S. markets) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)-compliant laser labels (for international markets). 

The article also then describes the future in laser labeling: a new harmonized format.

And, stay tuned: the final article in the series will give insight on the symbols used in emergency stop labeling.

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