Re: Warnings at front of document

Subject: Re: Warnings at front of document
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "David Tinsley" <dtinsley -at- ndigital -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:43:55 -0800

In all my past experience with manuals involving safety warnings,
the safety warnings chapter was always there to add emphasis
to the importance of the warnings. Of course, my documents all
involved handling things like nuclear devices, gases so toxic they
would kill you before you could smell them or unknown biological samples. I'm not sure how critical the practice would be for a product whose major risk was pinching a finger in an access opening or
something along those lines. I don't recall seeing such a chapter in
the manual for my laser printer or my refrigerator.

Doesn't your company have anyone you can consult on safety and
legal issues related to safety in your industry? Most companies that manufacture things do, either internally or on a consulting basis.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Tinsley" <dtinsley -at- ndigital -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:47 AM
Subject: Warnings at front of document


I would like to gather some consensus on a small point.
In the prelim. pages we list all the warnings and cautions that appear
in the body of the manual. I can see no reason for this and I am
considering dropping the practice. Before I do I thought I would tap
into the collective experience of this list just to make sure I am not
about to make a legal blunder!


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