Our History

Our Story

  • From Our Founding in 1990

    Clarion Safety Systems was founded in 1990 in Alpena, MI by Geoffrey Peckham. Named Hazard Communication Systems, Inc. until 2007, our niche was the design and manufacture of safety labels for product manufacturers that would meet the then yet-to-be published ANSI Z535.4 Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels. Geoffrey correctly recognized that this new standard would provide manufacturers with a viable framework for their products' safety labels. The new standard was both a breakthrough and a necessity.

    Before ANSI Z535.4, there was no recognized state-of-the art for product safety labels and any decision a manufacturer made with regards to their warnings could be challenged if a lawsuit arose claiming “inadequate warnings.” In 1991, Clarion Safety began to change that picture post publication. In the 30 years since our founding, we’ve served the needs of tens of thousands of product manufacturers and facility owners in over 180 industries.

  • To Our Evolution Today

    Today, Milford, Pennsylvania (located roughly where the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania meet), is home to our headquarters, with a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired corporate office and cutting-edge production facility.

    We proudly meet the needs of over 15,000 clients, and our products and services are in use in over 50 countries around the world. In addition to our core safety label products, we now offer facility safety signage and custom industrial printing. We also provide comprehensive machine safety, compliance, and risk assessment services for OEMs and EH&S customers – in part through the expertise of Machine Safety Specialists, a Clarion Safety Systems company and a leading machine safety and compliance consulting practice.

    We understand that, to maximize safety and minimize risk, you need a partner with the experience and flexibility to deliver best practice, compliant solutions based on your specific situation, budget and evolving business objectives. That partner is Clarion Safety – and we remain dedicated to continuing to evolve to meet your needs.

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  • "Clarion Safety has provided our safety labels for more than 20 years, meeting our unique design requirements as well as ANSI and ISO standards. In the process, they've helped us improve our product quality by keeping us informed about safety requirements and regulations. Confidence in a supplier is priceless; we have confidence in Clarion Safety."

    Kim Scott Belvac Production Machinery
  • "We received our custom labels yesterday, a little sooner than we expected, and they look great. We were having problems finding anyone to do quality labels in small quantities for us, and I am glad I found Clarion Safety on the web. Your work is excellent, and so is your service; your minimum order quantities are unmatched and the quality of your labels is far superior to anything we have been offered by anyone else."

    Stephan H. Despointes Quality Environmental Professional Associates
  • "The quality of the final product is of the highest standard. And turn-around times from concept to production are nothing short of amazing. We are fortunate to have Clarion Safety as a partner in our safety labeling projects."

    James Moir OMAX Corp

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