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In United States safety standards, '''precautionary statements''' are sentences providing information on potential [[hazard|hazards]], and proper procedures. They are used in situations from consumer product on labels and manuals, to descriptions of physical activities. Various methods are used to bring focus to them, such as setting apart from normal text, graphic icons, changes in text's font and color. Texts will often clarify the types of statements and their meanings within the text. Common precautionary statements are described below.
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In United States safety standards, '''precautionary statements''' are sentences providing information on potential [[hazard]]s, and proper procedures. They are used in situations from consumer product on labels and manuals, to descriptions of physical activities. Various methods are used to bring focus to them, such as setting apart from normal text, graphic icons, changes in text's font and color. Texts will often clarify the types of statements and their meanings within the text. Common precautionary statements are described below.
   
 
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| style="border: 1px solid #FCACAC; padding: 1em; margin: auto" bgcolor="RED" | [[Image:Nuvola_apps_important.svg|50px]]'''Danger:''' ''Description of imminent hazard and possible resulting injures.''
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| style="border: 1px solid #FCACAC; padding: 1em; margin: auto" bgcolor="RED" | [[Image:Nuvola apps important.svg|50px]]'''Danger:''' ''Description of imminent hazard and possible resulting injures.''
 
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[[Image:Nuvola_apps_important_yellow.svg|50px]]'''Caution:''' ''Description of hazard and possible resulting injures.''
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[[Image:Nuvola apps important yellow.svg|50px]]'''Caution:''' ''Description of hazard and possible resulting injures.''
 
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In United States safety standards, precautionary statements are sentences providing information on potential hazards, and proper procedures. They are used in situations from consumer product on labels and manuals, to descriptions of physical activities. Various methods are used to bring focus to them, such as setting apart from normal text, graphic icons, changes in text's font and color. Texts will often clarify the types of statements and their meanings within the text. Common precautionary statements are described below.

DangerEdit

Danger statements are a description of an imminent hazards that will result in severe injury or death if not avoided and should be limited to the most extreme situations.

Nuvola apps importantDanger: Description of imminent hazard and possible resulting injures.

WarningEdit

Warning statements are a description of a potentially hazardous situation which if not avoided could result in death or serious or moderate or minor injury. It could also advise against unsafe practices.

Nuvola apps important yellowWarning: Description of hazard and possible resulting injures.

CautionEdit

Caution statements are a description of a potentially hazardous situation which if not avoided could result in minor or moderate or serious injury or death. It could also advise against unsafe practices.

Nuvola apps important yellowCaution: Description of hazard and possible resulting injures.

NoticeEdit

Notice statements are used to notify people on information for installation, operation, maintenance, performance, or general tips that are important but not hazardous to anything or anyone.

50pxNotice: Statement including non hazardous information.

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