Re: Crying wolf; Safety Words/Symbols; What ANSI Standard(s)?

Subject: Re: Crying wolf; Safety Words/Symbols; What ANSI Standard(s)?
From: John Gabbert <jgabbert -at- LUMINET -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 13:11:02 -0600

At 2:32 AM 1/3/96, TRACY BOYINGTON wrote:
...
>Here's my .02 anyway. We use "note" for "nice to know" stuff,
>"important" for "will damage equipment," "caution" for "might cause
>injury," "warning" for "will cause injury/might cause death," and
>"danger" for "will cause death."
...

I agree with Tracy's and Mercedes Abels' assessments. Since I need to
write a policy/procedure statement for reference by our engineers and tech
writing contractors (lawyers, too), I must anchor the
'caution/warning/danger' progression to specific published standards.

Is this from ANSI standard? If so, which one(s) address declaring safety
issues in product manuals?

(ISO 3864 and EN 61010 appear to cover the international symbols.)

Thanks VERY much for all the feedback on this tread!
John

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..John Gabbert, Technical Editor
Watlow Controls, Winona, Minnesota
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