Safety Decisions Magazine Features Insight from Clarion Safety Systems on Machine Safety Labeling

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Safety label expertise from Clarion Safety Systems’ CEO Geoffrey Peckham has been featured in the Summer/Fall issue of Safety Decisions Magazine

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A typical Clarion machine safety label that uses an internationally formatted graphical symbol and a format that meets both ANSI Z535.4 and ISO 3864-2 design principles.

The safety labels that appear on your products are one of its most visible components. Making sure your labels are up-to-date is an important task for every engineer responsible for a machine’s design.

Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety signs and safety labels, has been featured in the latest issue of Safety Decisions Magazine.

Safety Decisions, produced by BLR, a provider of U.S. compliance and training solutions for human resources, compensation, safety and environmental markets, gives safety management professionals a fresh look at strategic issues in today’s ever-changing business arena.

The quarterly publication provides safety decision makers with in-depth coverage on key safety issues like PPE, behavioral safety, confined spaces, training, OSHA rules and updates, and compliance best practices.

Geoffrey Peckham, CEO of Clarion Safety Systems, contributed a featured column to the magazine, “Machine Safety Labeling in the 21st Century: A Matter of Risk Assessment, Liability, and Compliance.” The article discusses the importance of machinery safety labels, and the main tools that organizations need to keep workers as safe as possible.

The main tools discussed include the ANSI Z535.4 and ISO 3864-2 standards, risk assessment and global warnings that use symbols.

Peckham’s credentials include currently serving as chair of both the ANSI Z535 Committee for Safety Signs and Colors and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 145 – Graphical Symbols. He has also been selected as a member of the U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 283, an ISO committee writing a new standard, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, which will, when finished, define global best practices for workplace safety.

“The safety labels that appear on your products are one of its most visible components. If they don’t meet current standards, if they aren’t designed as the result of a risk assessment, and if they don’t incorporate well-designed graphical symbols, your company risks litigation and non-conformance with market requirements. Most importantly, you may be putting those who interact with your machinery at risk of harm,” says Peckham. “Making sure your product safety signs and labels are up-to-date is an important task for every engineer responsible for a machine’s design.”

To learn more about the latest developments in product safety labeling, visit Clarion’s website or watch its short, educational video on “Effective Safety Symbols, Signs and Labels.”

Additional up-to-date information covering a wide range of topics related to a manufacturer’s duty to warn and the latest standards-based best practices can be found in Clarion’s online safety sign and product safety label Learning Center.

ABOUT CLARION SAFETY SYSTEMS
Clarion Safety Systems, LLC, is the leading designer and manufacturer of visual safety solutions that help customers in more than 180 industries worldwide to make their products and premises safer. Clarion offers a full range of standard and custom products including machinery safety labels, environmental and facility safety signs, pipe and valve identification markings, lockout/tagout products, and safety-grade photoluminescent egress path-marking escape systems. Founded in 1990, the company continues to play a leading role in the development and writing of international and national standards for safety signs, labels, and markings. Clarion is headquartered at 190 Old Milford Road in Milford, PA, 18337, and online at http://www.clarionsafety.com.

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