ISO 3864-2 and the Need for a Harmonized System of Product Safety Labels—Part 2

speaker-Geoffrey-PeckhamThe international standard for product safety labels, ISO 3864-2 Graphical symbols–Safety colours and safety signs–Part 2: Design principles for product safety labels, published in 2004, codified a global set of best practice, symbol-based product safety label formats to communicate safety to international audiences. Geoffrey Peckham, CEO of Clarion Safety Systems and chair of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 145–Graphical Symbols, discusses what triggered the need for the international standard and explains its harmonization with ANSI Z535.4.

ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards

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ANSI Z535 and How it Revolutionized the Field of On-Product Warnings—Part 1

speaker-Geoffrey-PeckhamWhen the U.S. standard for product safety labels, ANSI Z535.4 Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels, was published in 1991, it gave manufacturers the tool they needed to develop good product warnings that could more effectively communicate safety messages, helping to prevent accidents. Geoffrey Peckham, CEO of Clarion Safety Systems and chair of the ANSI Z535 Committee for Safety Signs and Colors, discusses how the standard met the requirements of manufacturers across industries and products and how its practical rules for content have led to today’s best practice labels.

ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards

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NEMA Educational Guides and Whitepapers on Detection Technology, and Communications—Part 2

speaker-Maria-MarksThis is the second in a series of podcasts that covers the Training Manuals and Guides for Fire Alarm, Detection, Emergency Communication and Life Safety Systems Ideal for Designers, Installers, Code Officials, Owners and Users of Fire and Life Safety Systems.

Life Safety Systems Guides and Manuals Fire Detection, Alerting and Signaling

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NEMA Educational Manuals and Guides on Fire Alarm and Emergency Communications—Part 1

speaker-Maria-MarksThis is the first in a series of podcasts that covers the Training Manuals and Guides for Fire Alarm, Detection, Emergency Communication and Life Safety Systems Ideal for Designers, Installers, Code Officials, Owners and Users of Fire and Life Safety Systems.

Life Safety Systems Guides and Manuals Fire Detection, Alerting and Signaling

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The Ins and Outs of Ten-Year Battery Smoke Alarms

speaker-NESTThere are a wide range of smoke alarms on the market, and some come with sealed, non-removable batteries designed to power the device for ten years. In some cities and states, lawmakers have been proposing bills that would require these products to be the only smoke alarms that consumers can install in their homes. NEMA has taken a position against those mandates, and NEMA member Nest agrees that they’re overly restrictive. Joining us to discuss this topic is Nest Counsel, Product & Regulatory Scott Kohler.

Smoke Detecting Devices

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Part 2: How does surge protection differ in residential, commercial, and industrial settings?

speaker-Jack-LyonsThis is the second of a podcast series focused on NEMA’s Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section. Today we’re chatting with NEMA Northeast Field Rep Jack Lyons about why surge protection is important in settings other than residential. We’ll also discuss what a surge is and how it damages equipment.

Field Representative Program | NEMA Surge Protection Ins​titu​te

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