NEMA Publishes Guidelines for Precautionary Labeling of Arc-Welding Products

ROSSLYN, Va., August 23, 2006, NEMA has published EW 6-2006, Guidelines for Precautionary Labeling of Arc-Welding and Cutting Products. It is intended for manufacturers and suppliers in the arc welding and cutting industry. The guidelines cover content, format, and placement of text-only, text-and-symbols, symbols-only, and multi-language labels.

"This document addresses the needs of manufacturers to provide appropriate precautionary labels on their products, now including multi-language labels. The methods and examples contained in this edition comply with requirements and address audiences worldwide. As in the past, manufacturers can use EW6 with confidence knowing that the latest methods and requirements for the design of appropriate precautionary labels are addressed," says Jerome Jennings, vice chairman of the Arc-Welding Precautionary Labeling Committee.

EW 6-2006 may be purchased for $61.00 by visiting; or by contacting Global Engineering Documents at (800) 854-7179 (within the U.S.), (303) 397-7956 (international), (303) 397-2740 (fax), or on the Internet at

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 430 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

Edith Kolodny-Nagy
Standards Editor
(703) 841-3225


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