American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is dedicated to maintaining manufacturing and consumer safety standards. ANSI publishes technical safety standards within the various industrial sectors.
Tailored Label has been working with manufacturers and other industrial customers for over 30 years in implementing safety and instructional warning labels that conform with the standards ANSI has put forth in the marketplace.
Safety labels that meet ANSI compliance must satisfy the labeling and signage standards identified by three areas in code Z535.4, including:
- Type of adhesive
- Material Used
- Environmental resistance to UV, chemical, heat, and abrasion
ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute. From the organizational website, ANSI is a not-for-profit that is dedicated to supporting the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system and strengthening its impact, both domestically and internationally.
ANSI safety colors are outlined by ANSI Z535 series. This ANSI Z535 series is a comprehensive collection of standards set by the American Safety Standards Institute to guide the design, evaluation and use of safety signs, colors and symbols intended to prevent personal injury by visually alerting people to potential hazards.
- RED (PMS485): Danger, Flammable, Fire Protection
- ORANGE (PMS144): Warning
- YELLOW (PMS109): Caution
- GREEN (PMS341): Safety or First Aid Information
- BLUE (PMS2935): Notice or Information
- Safety Header or Signal Word: This header and corresponding signal word communicates the degree or seriousness of the hazard. It provides the reader with the seriousness of the potential hazard. ie: danger, warning, caution, notice or instruction
- Safety Symbols: Safety symbols communicate the hazard or other information through the use of a pictogram. This is designed to communicate the message quickly, across all language barriers.
- Legend or Message: The legend or message should communicate the hazard or situation that the label is alerting the end user to.
ANSI Label Standards
TLP does not recommend or specify the use of a specific safety message to be printed as we do not have the knowledge of the hazard you are identifying and communicating. This is our customer’s responsibility to identify and communicate accurately to your specific needs. It is our customer’s responsibility to comply with any federal, state or local laws, regulations, or safety standards.
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