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Subject:Re: ISO Standard for Warnings? From:"Eric Haddock, Q.P." <ehaddock -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 16 Apr 1997 15:27:38 -0500
>As usual, _Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style_, Philip Rubens,
>ed., doesn't disappoint. The advice from page 452 is:
>- Warning inform the reader of possible bodily injury if procedures are not
>- Cautions alert the reader to possible equipment damage if procedures are
>not followed correctly, and
>- Notes inform the reader wirher of a general rule for a procedure or of
>exceptions to such a rule.
How I treat warnings are:
Warning = Serious injury or death if text not followed.
Caution = Minor injury and/or product failure if text not followed.
Notes = Information which should be particularly emphasized to assist the