BS EN 980:2008 explains the meaning of the symbols required for medical device labelling. The standard also outlines new symbols that manufacturers or medical professionals may be unfamiliar with. The standard recognises that not all symbols are appropriate for all medical devices, and outlines how to apply each correctly and in line with the European Directive requirements: Essential Requirements of the EU Directives 93/42/EEC. BS EN 980:2008 also provides examples of how symbols can be used and the information they convey, as well as mitigating risks such as damaged packaging. Using BS EN 980 can help simplify labelling and help prevent separate development of different symbols to convey the same information. BS EN 980 is for use with the risk management standard BS EN ISO 14971, an integral element in medical device design and manufacturing. Using the appropriate symbols can be an important element in risk reduction, a key part of risk management for medical devices. . Key WOrds- Weld symbola, welding symbols. ANSVAWS A2.4-98 brazing symbols., nondcstmctive An American National Standard uuninadon symbols Approved by American Natlonal Standards Institute November 8.1997 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination Supersedes ANSYAWS A2.4-93 mpnrrd by. Symbols.com is a unique online encyclopedia that contains everything about symbols, signs, flags and glyphs arranged by categories such as culture, country, religion, and more. Explore our world of symbols by category, alphabetically or simply search by keywords..