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Which of the following do you use for your labeling?
Red / Danger - 40 cal/cm^2 and above with Orange / Warning below 40 cal/cm^2
Red / Danger for all labels
Orange / Warning for all labels
Something else such as Yellow / Caution, or other combination (please explain)
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 Post subject: Label Color Coding and Signal Words
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:45 pm 
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ANSI Z535 defines the words Danger, Warning and Caution as well as the respective colors Red, Orange and Yellow which is widely used in the U.S.

NFPA 70E defines the minimum information to be an arc flash label but leaves the color code and signal words up to the user.

Which of the following do you use for your labeling?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:11 am 

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We thought about this one for a while. Red / Danger seems most appropriate for any arc flash since it emphasizes death which is a real possiblity.

However we were afraid that if we used Red everywhere it would dilute it's meaning so we are using Orange every where and reserving "Red" for the big event i.e. > 40 cal/cm^2 btw, great question.


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One way

Yellow for level 0
Orange for 1 - 4
Red for greater than 4


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All Red.

There already exist too many aspects to consider. Color coding could become another liability if done slightly wrong


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:39 pm 
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We use Red/Danger for level 3 and above
and Orange/Warning for 0-2


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