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Come check out the new site and the new blog.

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Best Practices for Symbols: New Clarion Article!

Looking for more information on how labels can be used to effectively convey safety messages for your products or electrical equipment?

Then you won’t want to miss NEMA’s latest eiXtra e-newsletter. This month, our partners NEMA logoin safety at NEMA, the trade association for the electrical manufacturing industry, have featured an article from Clarion, “Effective Product Safety Labels: Your Guide to Symbols.”

The article is a featured guest column from our CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, who also serves as chair of 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.

NEMA May eiXtra e-newsletter

You’ll learn about symbols – a key element in label design – and how, to be most effective and compliant with best practices, symbols should come from the most up-to-date standards or be drawn using the latest standards-based illustration techniques.

Be sure to head over to NEMA’s website to take a look at our article, as well as the rest of the newsletter, which is packed with manufacturer, regulatory and standardization news for electroindustry professionals.

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Clarion’s CEO to Present Courses on Product Safety and Liability

Product Safety LabelsAttention engineers, product safety personnel, paralegals, attorneys, and others with product safety-related responsibilities! We have news on two upcoming educational programs designed to assist organizations in enhancing their product safety and liability prevention activities. Both programs will contain up-to-date information on a wide range of topics from experts in the field. Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, will be one of the experts featured in each of the programs.

Keep reading, below, for dates and locations – and for where you can find the full course outlines, information on earning continuing education credits and enrollment details. We hope to see you there!

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Understanding Symbols: Electrostatic Discharge

Symbols are one of the critical elements in creating effective product safety labels.

As you know from our blog post a few months back, we have a new resource available for helping you to understand the symbols to use on your labels: our CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, is authoring a quarterly column in InCompliance Magazine focusing on the safety symbols used on product safety labels and how they’ve changed over time to become more universally recognizable.

You won’t want to miss the second article in the series: “Understanding Symbols: Static Electricity Hazards.”

The article is available in the April issue of InCompliance. It explores the standards, symbols and label formats involved in electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Stay tuned for the next articles in the series which will give insight on the symbols used in laser labeling and emergency stop labeling.

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A Customized Solution to Identify Lab Hazards and PPE Requirements

In areas where hazardous materials are in use, like laboratory environments, it’s important to communicate proper procedures for a safer workplace. Here at Clarion, we have a unique, state-of-the-art sign system that can help accomplish this task. Our lab door sign product provides the flexibility to identify specific hazards and conditions in different lab environments, as well as PPE requirements. Placed on or next to lab doors, these quick-tailored safety signs keep staff informed and provide critical data for emergency responders.

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Here’s what our lab door sign delivers:

  • Flexible display framework to allow messages (including type and length of content) to be adapted to suit varying environments, while still providing an organized, consistent look when placing multiple signs across workplace locations.
  • Individual, pull-out component slots to allow for easy and economical updates without having to replace the full display.
  • Compliance expertise to ensure best practice messaging that is ANSI and ISO standards-compliant.
  • Fully customizable messaging that can be tailored to fit the specifications of virtually any lab environment.
  • Architectural aluminum frame with concealed fasteners (mounting holes and adhesive strips) to provide an attractive display of critical lab information.

To see our lab door sign system in action, take a look at our quick, 1-minute video.

For more information on our lab door sign product or other customized Clarion solutions to meet your specific requirements, contact us today!

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