Re: Hazards words in ANSI 535 Z

Subject: Re: Hazards words in ANSI 535 Z
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 06:17:54 -0600

Peter (et al),
From Technical Communication, 1Q91, V 38, Number 1, 1991.
"How to Write Effective Hazard Alert Messages" by Charles
Kemnitz. (His main source is ANZI Z535, and he helped
write the spec on behalf of his employer at the time.)

"Notice should be used for hazards that may result in property
damage only. Important designates an operating tip or maintenance
suggestion."

Hope this helps,
Eric


>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
>form).
>
>Greetings from Denmark
>
>Peter Ring
>PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)


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