RE: Warnings at front of document

Subject: RE: Warnings at front of document
From: "Claire Conant" <Claire -dot- Conant -at- digeo -dot- com>
To: "David Tinsley" <dtinsley -at- ndigital -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 13:50:15 -0800

We have several pages of warnings in the front of our hardware manuals.
These are required by law.
Are you referring to those safety and physical hazard type warnings? Or
are you just referring to a list of notes and cautions as part of your
procedures, such as "Caution: make sure not to install the xx device
into a switched power source."
That's different than the physical safety and electrocution warnings at
the front of a manual.
Someone already suggested to check with your company attorney, and I
second that.

Claire Conant
Technical Editor
Digeo, Inc.
David wrote:

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!

What do you all do?

Thanks in advance.



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