3aNSb3. On-product noise labeling: Design and efficacy.

Session: Wednesday Morning, June 18

Author: Harry L. Snyder
Location: Snyder and Assoc., Inc., P.O. Box 7028, Sunset Beach, NC 28470


Labeling issues pertinent to both nonhazardous and hazardous noise levels are considered and discussed. Among these are pertinent ANSI and engineering standards for warning label design; recommended label content and design criteria; format and presentation variables that affect the likelihood of noticing, reading, and complying with the labels; the effect of user cost of compliance (e.g., comfort) on the efficacy of labels; and conditions that indicate high versus low likelihood of label effectiveness. Particular emphasis will be placed on the experimental literature that has addressed warning label efficacy.

ASA 133rd meeting - Penn State, June 1997