As a company, Clarion’s passion for safety fuels everything we do – whether it’s helping to solve our customers’ communication challenges or working with the other members of ISO/TC 145 to develop and maintain safety standards.
MILFORD, Pa. (PRWEB)
January 18, 2018
Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety signs and safety labels, is pleased to share insight on visual safety communication following recent international standards meetings.
The preeminent standards bodies responsible for safety sign and label standards are the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) domestically and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) internationally. Clarion is a longtime and active leader of these groups. The company’s founder, Geoffrey Peckham, is chair of the ANSI Z535 Committee for Safety Signs and Colors and chair of ISO/TC 145, the international standards committee responsible for safety signs, labels, colors and symbols. In addition, Angela Lambert, Clarion’s Director of Sales, Marketing and Standards Compliance, is a member of both of these ANSI and ISO standards bodies.
“As a company, our passion for safety fuels everything we do – whether it’s helping to solve our customers’ communication challenges or working with the other members of ISO/TC 145 to develop and maintain safety standards,” says Lambert.
ISO/TC 145 standardizes the symbols that appear on products and in man-made environments. This includes the symbols the public sees on a daily basis (such as the controls for headlights in cars), as well as the symbols on signs and labels in workplaces that help keep employees, contractors and visitors safe (such as warnings to wear a specific kind of personal protective equipment, like respiratory protection).
ISO/TC 145’s subcommittee 2, which focuses on safety identification, signs, shapes, symbols and colors, held its working group 1 (WG 1) meetings in November 2017 in Paris, France. The main task of WG 1 is the registration of standardized safety symbols that are meant to visually convey to viewers the nature of hazards and how to avoid them.
November’s meetings centered on:
“This is challenging work, as there are many different perspectives and nuances – related to a specific industry, culture or even another standard’s body – to take into consideration involving the development of new symbols for our stakeholders,” says Lambert.
“At the same time, it’s exciting and extremely rewarding to be part of these efforts that will help to shape safety communication, eventually affecting people’s daily lives, all around the world. I look forward to continuing our discussions and progress on these key topics over the coming months, and at the next WG 1 meeting this Spring.”
To learn more about how ISO uses symbols, vocabulary and color to standardize safety signage on a worldwide basis, watch Clarion’s short, educational video “ISO Symbols for Safety Signs and Labels.”
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.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 161 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. To learn more, visit http://www.iso.org.
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