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Severity message from hazard alert symbol on caution signs.

Authors
Jensen-RC; McCammack-AM
Source
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2003 Oct; :1767-1771
NIOSHTIC No.
20027124
Abstract
Standards for the design of signal word panels specify different combinations of colors, signal words, and a hazard alert symbol. The warning sign standards of the American National Standards Institute specify a yellow signal word panel, with the word Caution and a hazard alert symbol, for signs marking people hazards. The same panel, without the symbol, is intended for property hazards. The purpose of this study was to determine if the presence or absence of the symbol effectively conveys the intended severity messages. A sample of 59 college students rated their impressions of a Caution sign with and without the symbol. Subjects rated the plain Caution sign as communicating significantly higher severity levels than property damage, indicating that a yellow Caution sign inaccurately communicates a hazard to property. Subjects rated the sign with the symbol as connoting significantly greater severity than the sign without the symbol.
Keywords
Injury-prevention; Warning-signs; Warning-devices; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Signaling-systems; Signal-devices
Publication Date
20031013
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
61578
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0945289227
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-810449
Source Name
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting
State
MT; WA
Performing Organization
University of Montana, Butte, MT
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