Toggle menu


Three Decades of Dedication to Safety

We’ll continue to lead, innovate, and pursue excellence to better serve your needs.

From Our Founding in 1990…
Clarion Safety Systems was founded in 1990 in Alpena, MI by Geoffrey Peckham. First named Hazard Communication Systems, Inc. (we changed our name in 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. Manufacturers were facing an ever increasing threat of products liability litigation, especially in the area of on-product warnings. 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. The ANSI Z535.4 standard was published and Clarion Safety started using it to effectively help product manufacturers improve their on-product warnings. Soon, Clarion Safety was designing and manufacturing safety labels for hundreds and then thousands of commercial and industrial equipment manufacturers. In 2009, Clarion Safety expanded its product line to include environmental and facility safety signs, and in 2012 to include safety signs for use in aquatic environments like pools, beaches, and waterparks. 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 Headquarters Today
The vision for our headquarters was to be more than just a building; it needed to be an inspiration in itself, reflecting the high quality of our work and our unique design capabilities – and a place that would be a wonderful working environment for our employees to serve our customers. And that’s just what the Clarion Safety campus is. We’re located in Milford, Pennsylvania, a small town with a beautiful location, adjacent to the Delaware River and set in the northern edge of the Pocono Mountains. Completed in 2004 by a local designer and architect, Clarion Safety's headquarters is a nod towards Frank Lloyd Wright's “Usonian” period with a long horizontal structure and wide board channel lock cedar siding. Using native Pennsylvania bluestone, glass, wood, stainless steel and custom-made dark-aggregate concrete block, the building's materials and elongated shape blend with its tree-filled natural setting. Its windows were purposefully planned to flood the interior with natural light – giving employees a vibrant atmosphere even in the depths of an East coast winter.

Clarion's LeadershipOur long-term standards leadership is a legacy created by our founder, Geoffrey Peckham. For three decades, Geoffrey has played a vital role in leading U.S. and international standards harmonization efforts for product safety labels and workplace safety signs, including evacuation pathmarking systems. He currently serves as chair of ISO/TC 145 – Graphical Symbols, and is a member of many industry-specific standards committees related to safety signs and labels for buildings, machinery and products. Geoffrey brings the following credentials and experience to the compliance expertise at Clarion Safety:

  • Chair of ISO/TC 145, 2018-present
  • Member, ANSI Z535 Main Committee, 1992-present
  • Chair of the ANSI Z535 Committee, 2011-2020
  • Chair and Delegation Head for the U.S. ANSI TAG to ISO/TC 145 Graphical Symbols, 1996-2017
  • Member of the U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 283 – ISO 45001, 2013-present
  • Member, ISO/TC8/SC1/WG3, Ships and Marine Technology/Life Saving and Fire Protection/Safety Signs, 2005-2017
  • Chair, ANSI Z535.2 Standard for Environmental and Facility Safety Signs, 2008-2011
  • Chair, ANSI Z535.1 Standard for Safety Colors, 1994-2008
  • Member, ANSI Z535 Executive Committee, 1994-present
  • Member, ANSI Z535.1 Safety Colors subcommittee, 1994-present
  • Member, ANSI Z535.3 Criteria for Safety Symbols subcommittee, 1994-present
  • Member, ANSI Z535.4 Product Safety Signs & Labels subcommittee, 1994-present
  • Member, ANSI Z535.5 Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes subcommittee, 2008-present
  • Member, ANSI Z535.6 Safety Information in Product Manuals subcommittee, 2003-present
  • Member, ASTM E-12 Committee, 2002-2006
  • Member, UL 1994 Low Located Lighting Systems STP, 2005-2008
  • Taskforce Leader, SEMI S1 Guideline for Equipment Safety Labels, 1998-present
  • Member, NYC Building Commissioner’s RS 6-1 Taskforce on Photoluminescent Exit Path Markings, 2005
  • Chair, Post-9/11 NYC Building Code Photoluminescent Egress Markings Expert Taskforce, 2004
  • Chair, American Woodworking Industry Safety Label Taskforce, 1997
  • Chair, American Textile Industry Safety Label Taskforce, 1996
  • Project Leader, American Baking Industry Safety Label Standardization Project, 1995

Clarion's LeadershipIn 2017, Clarion Safety began a new chapter, welcoming CEO, Ron Crawford. Geoffrey Peckham, who served as Clarion Safety's CEO since founding the company in 1990, shifted his focus to chairman of our board of directors, while also continuing his safety standards development work.

Ron brings 25 years of leadership experience to Clarion Safety – including holding senior positions in the safety industry — most recently serving as vice president of marketing for Dräger, where he led the North American marketing organization for both their medical and safety divisions. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, and holds an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College.

“I’m proud and excited to be leading the Clarion Safety team. There’s something very special about the common objectives of every one of our team members to protect people from harm while supporting our customers in achieving their business objectives. We’re given the opportunity to continue building a strong and growing company by positively impacting people’s lives through workplace safety. It doesn’t get much better than that,” Ron says.

Stay Up-to-Date
Receive compliance, product or industry insight straight to your inbox!


Request Collateral or Samples
Get our latest safety label or sign collateral or samples!

Request Catalog

Recent Quote Detected

Would you like to update/overwrite your recently requested quote # with these updated cart items & quantities?

Or would you like to generate a new quote for these these items?


Online Quote Request Options

Need a quote for our sign, label and tag products? Our customer service team is standing by to hear from you via phone, online chat or email! For your convenience, we also have two options you can use to submit your request quickly and easily online:

Option 1: Cart-to-quote Tool

Generate a quote for all of the items in your shopping cart. Simply add items to your online shopping cart and then click the "Get Quote for Cart Items" button in the cart preview dropdown or at the bottom of the cart page.

This option works great for both standard and custom products that are available for purchase on our website.

Add Items to My Cart to Quote

Option 2: Quote Request Form

Request a quote by typing in the product part number(s) or a description of the custom part(s). You can also upload RFQ-related documentation, such as a drawings and specification sheets.

This option works great for products not available for purchase on our website and for complex quotes.

Go to Quote Request Form

Quote Request Contact Information

Please enter the contact information that you like associated with your quote. Once you click "Generate QuoteOverwrite Quote #", a quotation PDF will be sent to the email address provided.