Equipment Manuals

Question: Does anyone have any good resources for writing an equipment manual?
Recommended Equipment Manual Books:

Developing and Managing Engineering Procedures by Phillip Cloud (~$70 used) Engineering Procedures Handbook by Phillip Cloud (~ $112 used)
Technical Writing for Industry: An Operations Manual for the Technical Writer by Larry Riney (~ $2.49 used)

Discussion of Cautions/Danger/Warning Notices

Few users recognize the difference between signal words.
Regulatory agencies may require specific terminology to be used.

Another good resource is “Highlighting Hazards: Mastering Warnings and Error Messages” by Leah Guren. The presentation lists several references that may be useful. Also, ANSI requirements for safety labels for equipment can be found at