Re: "always read and follow the instructions"

Subject: Re: "always read and follow the instructions"
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 10:42:03 -0700

Yes. The danger/warning/caution heirarchy of
warnings is industry-standard, though normally
"danger" means potentially lethal, "warning"
means potential injury and "caution" means
potential product or system damage. An exploding
bomb is the ISO standard symbol for explosives,
but I'm not aware of a symbol that uses a bomb
with a burning fuse; did your company make
that one up on their own?

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>

> Yes. Do you have conventions about different alert
> levels? In one projects I worked on, each procedure
> might include some sort of note to alert the reader to
> possible hazards.
> We used a "Danger" note (with a little graphic of a
> lightning bolt to represent a shock hazard) when doing
> something wrong might cause physical hard. We had a
> "Warning" note with a graphic of a stop sign when a
> mistake could result in damage to the system. The last
> was a "Caution" that included an oversize exclamation
> mark, to indicate where a mistake could cause loss of
> data or communication.
> Before 9/11/2001, the "Danger" note had a graphic of a
> little round bomb with a burning fuse. The boss made
> us change it the next day.


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