Clarion Safety Systems’ Angela Lambert Is New Chairperson Of ANSI Z535.1 – An Important Standard On Colors For Safety Labels, Signs And Markings

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Angela Lambert, Director of Standards Compliance at Clarion Safety Systems, has been confirmed as the new chairperson of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Z535.1 subcommittee, the standard that focuses on colors used in visual safety communication like labels, signs and markings

Angela Lambert, Clarion Safety Systems

Angela Lambert, Director of Standards Compliance at Clarion Safety, and the new chair of the ANSI Z535.1 standard

The science behind colors and color stability are an important part of effective communication on equipment safety labels and facility safety signs.

Clarion Safety Systems, a leading manufacturer of safety labels, signs and tags, is pleased to announce that its director of standards compliance, Angela Lambert, has been confirmed as the new chairperson of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Z535.1 subcommittee, the standard that focuses on safety colors.

ANSI Z535 is the primary standards-making committee for safety communication in the United States. The ANSI Z535 committee and its subcommittees write standards that govern the characteristics of visual safety markings that are used to warn about hazards and prevent accidents – including safety labels and safety signs. The ANSI Z535 family of six standards covers the formatting, colors and symbols used for safety signs, labels, tags and markings and how safety information is presented in instruction manuals.

ANSI Z535.1 Safety Colors is an important foundational standard as it provides a system for specifying safety colors that are used in the full series of ANSI Z535 standards, from ANSI Z535.2 to ANSI Z535.6. After all, according to the standard itself, “Safety colors are often used to supplement a word message or safety symbol. The standardization of safety colors assists with the efficient development of safety information as well as assisting viewers in recognizing information as being related to safety.” ANSI Z535.1 addresses the technical definitions, color standards and color tolerances for safety colors.

“The science behind colors and color stability are an important part of effective communication on equipment safety labels and facility safety signs,” says Lambert, who has been a delegate representative for ANSI since 2016, and has fifteen years of experience in the field of warnings and liability.

“It’s a great honor for me to take on this leadership position for ANSI Z535.1, and to walk in the footsteps of Clarion Safety’s founder, Geoffrey Peckham. Along with many other leadership positions within ANSI and its global counterpart, the International Organization for Standardization, Geoffrey chaired ANSI Z535.1 for over a decade, beginning his tenure on the subcommittee in 1994.”

Clarion Safety has a long-standing history of leadership of ANSI Z535, including Peckham’s role as chair of the ANSI Z535 committee from 2012 to this past month, when he and vice-chair Paul Frantz stepped down to let others take on these two primary roles.

In June, several other subcommittee leadership positions were appointed, including those for ANSI Z535.4 and ANSI Z535.6.

This is an important year for standards writing in the United States. The ANSI Z535 standards are due to be republished at the end of 2021. In the coming months, each standard's subcommittee, and the committee as a whole, will take on the challenge of defining and refining the best practices related to communicating safety so that people are better protected from harm.

The process to identify and propose any needed changes to ANSI Z535.1 is already underway. Change proposals are now being received by Lambert, who is then responsible for addressing the proposal, facilitating ANSI’s process for determining whether the change is incorporated in the standard.

Lambert’s additional immediate next step will be to determine members for the ANSI Z535.1 subcommittee. Parties interested in learning more about joining the ANSI Z535.1 subcommittee can contact Lambert at compliance@clarionsafety.com.

To learn more about Clarion Safety and its history in the field of visual safety communication, visit the company’s website.

Clarion Safety also accepts media inquiries and speaking opportunities related to safety and risk. To submit a media inquiry, visit the company’s “Newsroom” and select the “For the Media” tab.

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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