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CEMA Safety Label Meanings

ANSI Z535.4 – Product Safety Signs and Labels

 

SIGNAL WORD

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.

WORD MESSAGE

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  
R – Regular Duty  
V – Vertical Duty  

 

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