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AEM updates safety pictorial database

Apr. 8, 2013 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers recently updated its already extensive online safety pictorial database . More than a dozen new and updated pictorials have been added, increasing the number of graphics to 145, with more additions planned in the near future. AEM’s free service promotes effective safety messaging through the use of consistent, industry-recognized pictorial images that are not dependent on language to warn operators and others of potential hazards.


April 1, 2013
By Association of Equipment Manufacturers


Apr. 8, 2013 – The Association of Equipment
Manufacturers
recently updated its already extensive online safety pictorial database .
More than a dozen new and updated pictorials have been added, increasing the
number of graphics to 145, with more additions planned in the near future. AEM’s free service promotes effective safety messaging
through the use of consistent, industry-recognized pictorial images that are
not dependent on language to warn operators and others of potential hazards.

The database covers both hazard identification and
hazard avoidance and consists of graphics that are common to many industry
segments and product lines. It is searchable by categories, keywords and
content, and is accessible via http://pictorials.aem.org or the
AEM website www.aem.org
in the Safety, Regulatory and Technical section.

The AEM Pictorial Database helps manufacturers and
others interested in promoting safety by reducing the considerable time and
costs associated with developing their own graphics. It is a convenient
resource for engineers, designers, technical illustrators and other industry
professionals who develop equipment safety signs, manuals, labels and related
training materials.

AEM developed the database at the request of member
companies and is the result of member cooperative efforts. “Promoting safe
equipment operation is a major focus of our members and of AEM,” said Larry
Buzecky, AEM director, safety materials. “Consistency of images reduces
confusion and makes them more recognizable to industry workers, thus enhancing
safety.”

Every safety pictorial can
be downloaded in vector formats for graphic design or CAD-based engineering
projects (.eps or .dxf formats, respectively). Database site visitors can also
simply copy the .jpg thumbnail of any image or images they would like to use.

The database covers only the pictorial aspect of safety
signs and other safety materials; it does not cover text or other facets of
safety messaging and is not intended to promote or endorse any particular
format of safety sign or message. The goal is to develop greater consistency,
not to establish standards or regulations.

For more information,
contact AEM’s Larry Buzecky (lbuzecky@aem.org, tel:
414-298-4115).

Related Link
www.aem.org