Monday, December 23, 2013

Going to the Show: Safety Signs & H2S

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Safety professionals often ask about signage and how it is addressed in standards. Clarion Safety and its CEO Geoffrey Peckham, who also chairs the ANSI Z535 Committee for Signs and Symbols, and helps develop international standards for signage systems, recently posted The Case for the Standarization of Graphical Symbols. In the 10-minute video, Peckham and guest experts explain how standardization is boosting universal understanding of graphical symbols, the ISO standards process and how symbols help keep people safe without words.

In addition, the film Left Undone by Express Energy focused new attention on H2S and ANSI/ASSE Z390.1 H2S training standard. "These resources offer significant assistance to SH&E professionals," says Tim Fisher, ASSE's director of practices and standards. "They also build awareness of the voluntary national consensus standards." Watch the YouTube trailer here and sign up to download it here.

Learn more about ASSE's standards-development efforts here and here.