1. Edition (translated from German Ed. 2014) 2018
ISBN 978-3-944449-56-2 (Softcover)
PDF, 101 Pages, 1. Edition (translated from German Ed. 2014) 2018
ISBN 978-3-944449-66-1 (E-Book PDF)
Safety Notes and Warning Messages
Author(s): Heuer-James, Schmeling, Schulz
Publishing Company: tcworld GmbH
- Legal Requirements and Standards
- Practical Guides
Since technical communicators have developed a growing awareness of product liability issues, safety notes and warnings have increased dramatically in product manuals and handbooks. The American standard ANSI Z535.4 for safety signs and labels has been frequently adapted for this purpose since the early 1990s. That decade also saw the introduction of what are called “safety chapters” to manuals. Many writers are still uncertain about the correct design and wording of safety notes and warnings. Meet the challenge of providing excellent safety notes with this guide as a source of clarity.
Legislators around the world, particularly in Europe, have set minimum rules concerning both the content and presentation of safety-related information. In 2012, an international standard – IEC 82079-1 – covered the subject in more detail. This guide introduces tech writers to the legal regulations and rules set in diverse standards and provides practical suggestions on how to apply the rules in daily work.