Re: ISO Standard for Warnings?

Subject: Re: ISO Standard for Warnings?
From: "Ivie, Guy" <GuyI -at- CORPMAIL -dot- FOLLETT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 15:03:00 PDT

Not sure about ISO standards, but while I was contracting at Aramco to do
inspection training manuals, we had three levels of "asides" in the
document.



Note: This is additional information that helps amplify some point, but
it won't hurt anything if you skip it.

Caution: Pay attention to this or you'll damage equipment or otherwise
cost the company a lot of money.

Warning: Pay attention to this or risk hurting or killing
yourself/others, as well as cause MAJOR damage to some company
installation.

We explained that convention at the beginning of each manual.

Guy Ivie
GuyI -at- corpmail -dot- follett -dot- com


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Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 1997 14:47
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Subject: ISO Standard for Warnings?

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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