The Need for Best Practice Labels on Today’s
In today’s workplaces, labels on equipment and signage within the workplace are a key component in communicating about hazards and mitigating risk. Yet, companies often struggle with keeping labels and signs up-to-date and consistent. Without effective warnings in place – ones that comply with OSHA/ANSI/ISO and effectively reinforce safe behavior – the lives of your workers could be at risk.
Lack of Safety Labels for Dangerous Machinery
Sturtevant, Inc., is a material-processing equipment manufacturer that builds crushing, grinding and air classification equipment to be used at food, pharmaceutical, chemical and mineral industries. The machines they build and create for these industries are very dangerous. For example, some of the machines are meant to crush materials such as rocks which can have dire consequences if people interact with the machines in unsafe ways. Sturtevant chose Clarion Safety to create best practice labels to help warn their product users of the dangers these machines could pose, all in the effort to increase safety.
Clarion Safety’s Fix: A Standards-Compliant, Harmonized Label Format
Through Clarion Safety's expertise with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Clarion Safety created a harmonized label format for Sturtevant, Inc. This harmonized label format included best practice designs and graphical symbols to help Sturtevant warn their food, pharmaceutical, chemical and mineral industries of the possible risks when using equipment. Clarion Safety's team provided standards-compliant labels that are not only visually effective for Sturtevant when warning, but also cost effective for them.
How Clarion Safety Can Help Your Business
For over 25 years, Clarion Safety has been at the top of the field of visual safety communication. Clarion Safety is a long-term leader of the best practice ANSI and ISO standards – and Clarion Safety will use that knowledge to help you warn as effectively as possible. With 15,000+ clients and nearly 100 million signs and labels in use, zero Clarion Safety customers have had warning-based allegations brought against them.
We will work with you every step of the way – from planning, to implementation and beyond – to come up with customized, holistic risk management solutions that take the unique hazards of your industry or work environment into account.
See how Clarion Safety’s best practice, standards-compliant safety systems can help increase safety and reduce liability at your facility. Contact us today!