ISO / DIS 3864-2: Design Principles for Product Safety Labels
ISO 3864-1 defines a safety sign as a sign that gives general safety messages, obtained by a combination of a color and geometric shape and which, by the addition of a graphical symbol, conveys a particular safety message.
ISO 3864-2 defines a product safety label as a means to alert personnel or observers of one or more potential hazards that describe the safety precautions and/or actions required to avoid the hazard(s).
ISO 3864-2 is applicable to all products in all industries that may pose a safety question, however, ISO 3864-2 does not apply to the safety labeling of chemicals or the transport of dangerous chemicals.
ISO recommends that, to increase the understanding of the safety labels and its components, product manufacturers should incorporate hazardous warnings into their collateral materials such as: operator manuals, safety manuals, maintenance manuals.