3.5.1 Hazard statement elements
The hazard statement domain elements are used to provide
information about product safety hazards. The domain can be included
in any topic type or map. Its elements are used to inform readers
about potential hazards, consequences, and avoidance strategies.
<hazardstatement> element contains hazard warning information. It is based on the regulations of ANSI Z535 and ISO 3864. It enables the author to select the type of hazard, add information about the specific hazard and how to avoid it, and add one or more safety symbols.
<consequence> element specifies the consequence of failing to avoid a hazard, for example, "Contact may cause burn."
<hazardsymbol> element specifies a graphic. The graphic might represent a hazard, a hazardous situation, a result of not avoiding a hazard, or any combination of these messages.
<howtoavoid> element contains information about how a user can avoid a hazard, for example, "Do not use solvents to clean the drum surface."
<messagepanel> element contains the textual information that is displayed on the hazard statement. This information identifies the hazard, specifies how to avoid the hazard, and states the probable consequences of failing to avoid the hazard.
<typeofhazard> element contains a description of the type of hazard, for example, "Hot surfaces inside."