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Global Distribution – Electrical Equipment Compliance Responsibilities

“We simply ship someone else’s product. It’s not our responsibility to make sure the product is in compliance.“ This thought process comes up quite often…

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ISO/IEC 17065 Standard “Conformity assessment Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services”

Accreditation Bodies – which are signatory members of the IAF MLA (International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Agreement) – must have their accredited Product Certification Bodies according…

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Glancing at Technical Regulations in South America

After giving a general description/opinion about Technical Regulations in the first Post, I would like to make a quick review of main Technical Regulations (hereinafter…

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Leveraging data for improved safety and compliance

As TIC professionals, we have an obligation to leverage data to inform our safety and compliance programs. The insights from incident trends, specific incident conditions and people’s behavior can help assure safety and conformity,

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Technical Regulations – South American Perspective

During the past decades, many countries realized that conformity assessment can be a good method to regulate markets. A market can be regulated to offer…

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