Are there any best practices (e.g. formatting) for safety warnings in answers?
I’ve found a couple of answers where I might want to add an explicit safety warning that what’s being described is dangerous.
Blockquote? Bold? Emoji? 💀 ❗️⚠️
In the absence of guidance I’d propose the following style and seek your comments:
⚠️Warning — Adjusting garage door springs can be extremely dangerous. The spring can move suddenly, causing serious injuries. Before you touch your own springs, learn how to release the tension safely.
⚠️Warning — Never work on live circuits. Turn off the circuit breaker. Use a noncontact voltage sensor (“hot stick”) to make sure the power is off.
Note— this isn’t a question about whether SE terms of service require warnings or whether all Answers ought to have them, only a question as to how to format them when adding them.
Another angle: should safety messages use the internationally accepted definitions for “DANGER”, “WARNING” and “CAUTION” in ANSI z535.6 and ISO 3864?
Danger— death is likely:
⚠️ Danger — Do not push down the plunger on the Acme dynamite controller.
Warning— death or serious injury is possible:
⚠️Warning— Do not go under a suspended anvil.
Caution— serious injury is possible:
⚠️Caution— Wear eye protection before digging in the desert.