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Jonathan Johnson

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Warning labels
« on: January 14, 2016, 01:49:09 am »

Found on the Interwebs...
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Stephen Swaffer

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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 10:41:16 am »

Funny-hope the inspector thought so, or the bosses next few jobs are going to be nitpicked to death.

I certainly have questioned the labeling requirements.  OSHA requires electrical panels to be opened only by qualified personnel.  One would have to think that part of being "qualified" would include understanding both shock and arc flash hazards present.  Routine, redundant labeling usually gets ignored-I see no point in it.

However, the inspector might have had a legitimate concern.  Labels that specifically quantify the level of hazard are usually required in commercial installs.  If he tried to get away with a generic label because he did not want to, or did not know how to, do the calculations, the inspectors response is legitimate.
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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 03:05:44 pm »

I have this sticker on some of my equipment:



Routine, redundant labeling usually gets ignored

A few months ago, a lawyer talking on the radio stated his opinion that because we are inundated with all manner of warning signs and information put up all over the place, a warning sign has little or no effect as the likelihood of anyone taking any notice is minimal. Therefore, you cannot consider yourself indemnified against something just because you put up a sign warning against it.


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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 03:16:20 pm »

Routine, redundant labeling usually gets ignored-I see no point in it.

Put enough warning labels on, and you don't need paint.  :P
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Frank DeWitt

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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 03:59:56 pm »

I worked installing Fire Alarms.  They all had a red tag saying that they must be installed by authorized personal.  On my first install I hesitated until I realized that was me.  A year or so later I saved a tag and put it on my new born daughters wrist before handing her over to her mother.  We read the directions, she turned out OK.

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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 04:57:21 pm »

And sometimes it just doesn't matter . . .
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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 05:32:20 pm »

And sometimes it just doesn't matter . . .

But... but... but he's wearing "safety" gear! He must be safe!
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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 06:13:49 pm »

Half the warning labels on that ladder are under water.

You can't make a step ladder shorter then 4 ft because there aren't room for all the labels. 
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Frank Koenig

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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 10:53:19 pm »

You can't make a step ladder shorter then 4 ft because there aren't room for all the labels.

Too true.

As for warning lables, here's a bit lighter one from Live Wire Electric in San Francisco, from whom I ordered some stuff once with goood results. -F

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Re: Warning labels
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 11:11:46 pm »

I see he is wisely hanging out in a fire station-presumably with a high percentage of CPR qualified personnel close by!
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