Reducing Risk, Protecting People

Understanding Symbols: PPE and Universal Head Shape

Posted by Bethany Stadelmann | 21st Jan 2015

When it comes to creating effective product safety labels, symbols are one of the critical building blocks.

Using well-designed symbols – ones that have been developed using design principles standardized by ISO, the global standards body in charge of safety symbols – on your safety labels help them to more universally communicate your safety messages.

Here at Clarion, with our long-time expertise in visual safety communication and experience on the standards-making committees, we're always here to help give insight on the symbols to use on your signs and labels.

We also have a resource this year that you'll be sure to want to take a look at: our CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, will be authoring a quarterly column in In Compliance Magazine focusing on the safety symbols used on product safety labels and how they've changed over time to become more universally recognizable.

The first article in the four-part series is now available in the magazine's January 2015 edition. The article explores the development of safety symbols for personal protective equipment (PPE) and the use of the new ISO universal head shape.

Dont miss this month's article and stay tuned here on the Clarion blog for the next piece in the series!

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