Clarion Safety Systems’ Director of Standards Compliance Nominated as Chair of ANSI Z535.1 Subcommittee

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Clarion Safety Systems shares update from latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 committee meeting, including the nomination of its director of standards compliance, Angela Lambert, to lead the ANSI Z535.1 subcommittee.

Angela Lambert, director of standards compliance at Clarion Safety, has been nominated to lead the ANSI Z535.1 subcommittee.

Angela works closely with our clients, guiding them on their label and sign projects to ensure they meet today’s best practices. With that background, as well as her involvement in the ANSI and ISO standards, I’m certain she'll excel at this new leadership role.

Clarion Safety Systems, a leading manufacturer of safety labels, signs and tags, is pleased to share an update from the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 committee meeting, including the nomination of its director of standards compliance, Angela Lambert, to lead the ANSI Z535.1 subcommittee.

ANSI Z535 is an American standard that provides a system for presenting safety and accident prevention information. This United States standards‐making body writes standards that govern the characteristics of visual safety markings that are used to warn about hazards and prevent accidents. 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. The ANSI Z535 standards are often cited in U.S. court decisions as the state‐of‐the‐art benchmark against which safety markings and their adequacy are judged.

A portion of the meeting, held in Orlando, Florida in late February 2020, centered on succession planning of the various ANSI Z535 committee and subcommittee leadership positions. Open subcommittee chair positions include those tasked with leading the ANSI Z535.1, ANSI Z535.4 and ANSI Z535.6 standards, with Lambert receiving the nod for heading Z535.1, which is the standard that focuses on safety colors.

Lambert has been a delegate representative for ANSI since 2016, and has fifteen years of experience in the field of warnings and liability.

“In her role at Clarion Safety, Angela works closely with our product manufacturing and facility safety clients, guiding them on their label, sign and marking projects to ensure they’re in line with their specific needs and today’s visual safety communication best practices. Her work includes having a keen understanding of color systems and print production. With that background, as well as her previous active involvement in the ANSI and ISO standards in product safety at the leadership level, I’m certain she will excel at this role,” says Ron Crawford, CEO of Clarion Safety.

Clarion Safety has a long-standing history of leadership of ANSI Z535. The company’s founder, Geoffrey Peckham, has served as chair of the ANSI Z535 committee for the past eight years. In line with the committee’s succession planning, Peckham and vice chair, Paul Frantz, made the decision to step down and let others take on the committee’s leadership. Two long-time members and contributors to the Z535 committee – Steve Hall as chair and Judi Isaacson as vice chair – have received the nomination as the next in line.

All open positions are currently being balloted and confirmed in accordance with the committee’s operating procedures.
Other major topics of discussion at the February meeting included the next revision of the ANSI Z535 standards. In the coming months, each standard's subcommittee, and the committee as a whole, will take on the challenge of defining and refining the United States’ best practices related to communicating safety so that people are better protected from harm. The ANSI Z535 standards are due to be republished at the end of 2021.

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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