Earlier, we furnished a history of the development of ABYC’s consolidated warnings.
The Importance and Timeliness of This Review
Due to our specific interest in propeller safety issues, this review will focus primarily on the propeller and kill switch warnings.
We are especially concerned about these new consolidated warnings due to:
- Problems with the consolidated warnings identified in the review below
- ABYC’s Consolidated Warnings are on the agenda at their annual Standards Week (begins 11 January 2016). We fear many attending Standards Week will be under the false impression the consolidated warnings conform to ANSI Z535.4.
- T-5 (ABYC’s information report on safety labels) is also on ABYC’s Standards Week agenda. We fear T-5 may be updated without addressing some of the issues relevant to the consolidated warnings.
While T-5 has many problems, issues, and challenges in its current state (2002 version), it does provide a vehicle by which information for designing boat warnings could be delivered to boat builders and others in the boating industry.