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

Attention engineers, product safety personnel, paralegals, attorneys, and others with product safety-related responsibilities! We have news on an upcoming educational program offered by the University of Wisconsin. The 3-day Annual Product Liability Conference is designed to assist organizations in enhancing their current product safety and liability prevention activities by obtaining 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 the program. In the June 24 session, he’ll share safety communication experience and standards expertise related to the ANSI Z535 standards, as well as a hands-on workshop. Topics will include:

  • The ANSI Z535 Standards for Product Safety Signs and Labels
  • International Standards
  • U.S./International Standards Harmonization
  • Durability Considerations
  • Warnings Improvement Workshop Using Attendees’ Existing Labels

The course will be held June 24 – 26 in Madison, Wisconsin and is currently open for enrollment. Visit the University of Wisconsin’s website for the full course outline, information on earning continuing education credits, and enrollment details.

Want to preview Clarion’s safety expertise? View the Clarion video library to see our educational videos on topics like: Effective Safety Symbols, Signs and Labels; ANSI Standards in Safety Signs and Labels; ISO Symbols for Safety Signs and Labels; and Durability of Safety Signs, Labels, and Markings.

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ASSE Foundation and Clarion Partner to Promote Safety Education

Here at Clarion, we take education seriously – whether it’s aiding our customers in their efforts to provide safer products and workplaces through our standards-compliant signs and labels, or offering continued education on best practices in warnings to the safety community.

That’s why we’re excited to share an update on one of our efforts to support educational opportunities that pave the way for future safety communications professionals: the Clarion Safety Systems Doctoral Scholarship.

This annual scholarship is the result of an ongoing partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and its Foundation, organizations that share Clarion’s commitment to protecting people and making workplaces safer. Each spring, through the ASSE Foundation Scholarship and Professional Education Grant program, the Clarion Safety Systems Doctoral Scholarship is awarded to an aspiring safety communication professional pursuing a doctoral degree in occupational safety and health.

We’re pleased to announce that the Clarion Safety Systems Doctoral Scholarship has a new recipient for 2014: Marie-Claude Lavoie. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and her credentials include work focused on occupational health in Latin America and the Caribbean. Congratulations, Marie-Claude, and best wishes for your career in occupational safety and health!

To learn more about the Clarion Safety Systems Doctoral Scholarship or this year’s scholarship recipient, please be sure to read our news release.

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Effective Product Safety Labels: Your Guide to Symbols

For product safety engineers, when designing your safety labels, you want them to be as effective as possible. After all, they can help to prevent injuries and saves lives.

What’s one of the most fundamental elements to consider in designing your labels? Symbols. With the understanding that it’s imperative for product manufacturers to communicate safety information about residual risks efficiently and effectively, and to do so in a global marketplace, it’s the symbols you place on your safety labels that have become increasingly significant.

Here’s a good example:The label, above, is a best practice Read Manual safety label in English – with a clear and eye-catching symbol. Because of the symbol, even without knowledge of the English language, the viewer would have an understanding of the label’s message.

Interested in learning more about the role that symbols play in safety communication? Read the “On Your Mark” article featured in the latest issue of In Compliance Magazine, which provides an in-depth discussion from Clarion CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, on the use of symbols in effective product safety labels.

“On Your Mark” is a regular column that explores labeling and graphical symbols, and how they’re used to convey safety messages. Stay tuned here on the Clarion Safety Systems blog for the next article in this series – and for more insight on best practice safety signs, labels, and markings.

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BLR Safety Summit on Best Practices and OSHA Compliance in 2014

It’s not always easy for safety BLR Safety Summitprofessionals to stay on top of best practices and OSHA compliance issues.

The good news: BLR – a provider of U.S. compliance and training solutions for human resources, compensation, safety and environmental markets – is offering a 3-day interactive learning and networking event to provide safety engineers and managers with resources on the latest in OSHA compliance challenges. Here at Clarion, we’re proud to be sponsoring and participating at this summit – one that’s sure to be an exciting event for safety.

Are you attending? If so, there are a few different ways you can connect with Clarion, and learn more about OSHA/ANSI safety sign systems:

  • Seminar: Clarion CEO Geoffrey Peckham will be presenting on “New OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems: A New and Better Tool to Reduce Accidents in Today’s Workplaces.” Be sure to attend the seminar on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Exhibit: Stop by Clarion’s booth to learn about the power of effective safety sign systems, and to speak with Clarion representatives on OSHA’s 2013 update to its regulations on workplace safety signs.

If you’re not attending the show and need more information on best practice safety sign systems, keep in mind: at Clarion, we’re ready to help! Browse our safety sign catalog – or contact us with questions or custom safety sign needs.

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Your Guide to OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems – From the Experts at Clarion

Do you have questions or need more information on OSHA’s 2013 update to its workplace safety sign regulations?

Good news: Clarion has released a free informational resource to help safety professionals better understand what this change – that incorporated the ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards into OSHA’s regulations – means for you and your organization.

The whitepaper, “New OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems,” will:

  • Explain why OSHA recognized the new and better warnings technology
  • Show how it better communicates safety in today’s public areas and workplaces
  • Give the information you need to develop and install best practice OSHA/ANSI safety sign systems

Download your free copy of Clarion’s whitepaper today.

At Clarion, we’re ready to help make the OSHA changeover process easy for you! Browse our safety sign catalog – or contact us with questions or custom safety sign needs.

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