Attention-getters: Warning, caution, danger...

Subject: Attention-getters: Warning, caution, danger...
From: "alexkeller -at- bluewin -dot- ch" <alexkeller -at- bluewin -dot- ch>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 06:14:22 +0000 (GMT)

Hello Yves

you might have a look at the ANSI Z535.1 and ISO3864 standards.
They give descriptions of the graphics, ergo colors and of the

We usually insert warning notes of 5 different severity levels:
DANGER (will result in death or serious injury),
Warning (can result in death or serious injury),
Caution (can result in minor or moderate injury),
Caution (can result in material damage), and
Note (information).

This is a mixture of the two standards I mentioned.

>Yves Barbion wrote:
>Are there any other references that clearly describe the use of
>"warning" and other attention-getters?

Alexander Keller
Tech Writer


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