The ANSI Z535 Standard for safety signs, labels, tags, and barricade tapes contains nearly 300 pages of technical information in six sections; some of which are integral to the others, and … Continue Reading 5 Key Design Areas Safety Engineers Need to Know With Their ANSI Z535 Safety Signs
We’re all familiar with shelf life as it relates to perishable food items. For many perishables such as milk, meats, or bagged salad greens; a smell test or other visual … Continue Reading How Long Can I Store Labels Before They Go Bad?
It’s that time of year again – winter. With it I get reports of an all too familiar problem in the field: “My labels won’t stick!” These are the same labels you’ve always used … Continue Reading 5 Things You Should Know About Low Application Temperature Label Materials
I recently had the honor of being a presenter on the speaking program for the Electric Cities of Alabama Engineering and Operations Conference, held near Birmingham from 10/17-10/19. This opportunity … Continue Reading What’s the Code and Best Practice for Substation Safety Signage?
Starting with the 2002 revision, the ANSI Z535.1 Standard for Safety Colors referenced inclusion of the closest Pantone® color number for each of the safety colors; which is provided within the … Continue Reading How to Write ANSI Safety Colors in Your Specification
I sometimes get asked; “Does my sign (or label, or tag) need to be ANSI compliant?” To answer that you should first understand that ANSI Z535 is a voluntary design standard … Continue Reading Does My Sign Need to be ANSI Compliant?
The National Electric Safety Code (NESC) is the primary standard that governs our work practices. The standards are revised on a 5-year schedule, with the 2017 revision just released in August. … Continue Reading 2012 vs. 2017 NESC Revisions