It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Add to Alert PDF. This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions. While this may safeguard the consignment to some extent, it is of little value for goods consigned to, or through, countries using different languages, and d no value at all if people unloading the packages are illiterate.
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A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the U. Department of Defense. It is theresponsibility of the user of this standard to establish appro-priate safety and health practices and determine the applica-bility of regulatory limitations prior to use. Referenced Documents2. Significance and Use4. While this may safeguardthe consignment to some extent, it is of little value for goodsconsigned to, or through, countries using different languages,and of no value at all if people unloading the packages areilliterate.
The use of pictorial symbols does not provideany guarantee of satisfactory handling; proper protective pack-aging is therefore of primary importance. It isrecommended that printed symbols be painted, stenciled seeNote 1 , preprinted or otherwise reproduced, as specifiedherein. If the color of the package is such that the symbol wouldnot show clearly, provide a panel of a suitable contrastingcolor, preferably white, as a background. Take care to avoid theuse of colors that could lead to confusion with the labeling ofdangerous goods.
The color red may be used when increasedemphasis is required to focus attention of package handlers. The size or shape of thepackage may, however, necessitate use of larger or smallersizes for the symbols, scaled proportionately. Faulty application may lead to misinterpretation. Apply Symbols 4, 6, 7, and 32 in their correct respectivepositions to convey their meanings clearly and fully.
Handling Instructions6. Symbol 1 contains two messages. Current edition approved Sept. Published September Originallyapproved in Last previous edition approved in as D—11a. United States However, to the extent possible,instructions should be written in languages commonly used ininternational trade.
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