Machinery Safety Resources

Machinery Resources

Key topics of interest for product manufacturers, such as liability and warnings, proper content for ANSI Z535 safety labels and specific standards information.

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A Complete overview of the latest ANSI Z535 Standards

Learn about how ANSI Z535, and its latest standards changes as of August 2022, affects criteria for safety labels, signs, and tags. In this article we cover the ANSI Z355.1, Z535.2, Z535.3, Z535.4, Z535.5, and Z535.6 sub-standards and how they work together.

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Everything You Need to Know About ISO-3864-2

Curious about ISO 3864-2? ISO standards can be complex, we break it down step by step. ISO 3864-2 (Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 2: Design principles for product safety labels) is a part of the international standards set for label and sign markings in workplaces and public spaces.

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Arc Flash Code Compliance

Many workers die each year as a result of arc flash explosion accidents – and most are killed because they weren’t wearing the proper PPE. Your adherence to the use of proper labeling on electrical equipment can help to protect people from the risk of arc flash explosions.

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The China RoHS Directive and Product Markings

The Chinese government’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation was developed independently of Europe's RoHS directive, though there is substantial overlap. Our China RoHS labels conform exactly to the design rules set by Chinese regulations, to keep you in compliance.

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GHS Pictograms and Chemical Hazard Labels

The “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals” (GHS) was adopted by OSHA in 2013. If you’re a product manufacturer with chemical hazards related to your products or processes, we recommend using the appropriate GHS pictogram in the symbol panel of your product safety label.

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Understanding Laser Labels

There are two main standards to follow when it comes to compliance for laser labeling: CDRH for U.S. markets and IEC for international markets. Understanding these standards and finding the laser label that meets your requirements is easy with Clarion Safety's online resources.

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Premium Quality Safety Label Materials

Too much is at risk for you to compromise on material choices. Our safety labels are only manufactured with premium quality materials; we offer our customers the finest adhesives, base materials and overlaminates, including 3M materials. Even if your material durability or installation requirements are unique, know that we can find a solution for you!

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Product Liability and Warnings

Performing a risk assessment on your product during its various design phases has become an essential part of nearly every product manufacturer’s development process. Risk assessment is all about identifying possible hazardous situations that could occur during your product’s lifecycle and then finding ways to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with those hazards.

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Proper Content for ANSI Z535.4 Product Safety Labels

The content of your product's safety labels is incredibly important. Incomplete or inadequate content can lead to accidents that result in personal injuries, deaths, property damage and costly litigation.

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“Read Manual” or “Refer to Manual” Safety Labels

The purpose of your product’s warnings is to call attention to the most important safety messages that people need to know and obey. Installing too many warnings can lead to “information overload” and your warnings are ignored. Here’s where placing some of your product’s safety information in its collateral material and using our “read manual” labels can help.

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Safety Label Ordering Considerations

There are several factors to think about when defining the quantities to order for each of your labels. Multiple placement locations, quantity of products produced, label shelf-life, and installation procedures are all considerations that play a part in answering the question of order quantities.

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Serialization Capabilities and Barcodes

Printing and design technology now makes it possible to accommodate your need for serialization or barcodes – allowing labels and identification markings to have unique, clear information printed on them.

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The WEEE Directive and Product Markings

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods with the purpose of dramatically reducing the amount of harmful waste materials that are dumped into landfills each year. We carry a variety of these important labels to help you correctly identify your product.

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