Hazards words in ANSI 535 Z

Subject: Hazards words in ANSI 535 Z
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- ISA -dot- DKNET -dot- DK>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 12:59:03 +1

On 30 July Alexander von Obert wrote that ANSI 535 Z operates with
the following Hazard classes:

DANGER people can easily be hurt or killed
WARNING people could possibly be hurt of killed
CAUTION people could possibly be endangered and slightly hurt

...and less frequenty used:

NOTICE possibly dangerous sitatuion, goods might be damaged
IMPORTANT helpful information

I have a feeling, that NOTICE and IMPORTANT should be swapped, so
that the two lowest levels are:

IMPORTANT possibly dangerous sitatuion, goods might be damaged
NOTICE helpful information

Can anybody who owns the ANSI 535 Z standard confirm which one is the
correct one from the standard - if mentioned at all.

I have tried to get the standard, but in the first hand got the
wrong part (part 3) instead of part 1 or 2 where it - with my
knowledge now - most likely is mentioned.

I am in a hurry, as I need the info for teaching on Monday 1
September, so please e-mail me directly (I get the TECHWR-L in digest

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)
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