ANSI Z535.4 – Product Safety Signs and Labels
The word or words that designate a degree or level of hazard seriousness. The signal words for product safety signa are: DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION.
- DANGER -Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. This signal word is to be limited to the most extreme situations.
- WARNING – Indicates potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
- CAUTION – Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
NOTE: DANGER or WARNING should not be considered for property damage accidents unless personal injury risk appropriate to those levels is also involved. CAUTION is permitted for property – damage – only accidents.
SYMBOL / PICTORIAL
A graphic representation intended to convey a message without the use of words. It may represent a hazard, a hazardous situation, a precaution to avoid a hazard, a result of not avoiding a hazard, or any combination of these messages.
Consists of two parts:
- The first section describes the hazard.
- The second section instructs what to do or not do to avoid the hazard.
CEMA LABEL NUMBER – i.e. CHR930001, CHS930001, CVS930012, CVR950024
|CHR / CHS
|CVS / CVR
|C – CEMA
|H – Horizontal
|V – Vertical Duty
|R – Regular Duty
|S – Severe Duty