ISO Standard for Warnings?

Subject: ISO Standard for Warnings?
From: "THOMAS A. JOHNSON" <am312 -at- TRAVERSE -dot- LIB -dot- MI -dot- US>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 14:47:38 -0400

Is anyone aware of any standards (ISO or otherwise) regarding warning
terminology? Specifically, I'm wondering about using two different words
to designate whether an action will damage a machine (economic loss) or
whether it will injure or kill someone. The words that come to mind are
warning, caution, danger, note, important. How are these words related to
increasing severity of conditions?

Once I get that figured out, are there corresponding icons that I can use
in our manuals so readers can quickly identify which warnings pertain to
personal safety?

Thanks for your help.


Tom Johnson

am312 -at- traverse -dot- lib -dot- mi -dot- us

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