The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has completed the first phase of a database of industry recognized pictorial illustrations for voluntary use in the design of equipment safety signs, manuals and other training materials. The goal of the project is to promote greater consistency and clarity among pictorial images so they are more recognizable by industry workers, thus enhancing safety. The pictorials are offered free, saving manufacturers and others the time and cost of developing their own graphics.
The database can be easily accessed via the association's web site (www.aem.org) and is searchable by categories and keywords. It includes almost 100 pictorials that are common to many industry segments and product lines, and covers both hazard identification and hazard avoidance.