Product Markings and Labels

Product markings and labels provide information about the product, installation, and use. The markings and labels can also provide warnings to avoid hazardous energy transfer to a body part. The product safety aspects of markings for identification, ratings, functions, connections, and warnings are described.

Hazardous Substance Restrictions …And Why They Are Restricted

The use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on human health and the environment is a concern world-wide. This paper looks at substances and substance restrictions, why they are restricted, and how they affect the safe use and disposal of electrical, toy, and medical products.
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Regulatory Compliance Labeling and Symbols

Between WEEE, RoHS, REACH and other environmental directives, regulatory compliance labels for handling and disposing of certain products is less intuitive than it seems.

Is There a Risk to Overwarning?

This article will discuss whether there is a risk to overwarning or if it provides better protection than underwarning And, in light of these risks, what should a manufacturer do?

IEC 62368-1: What Can We Expect?

There is a product safety standard on the immediate horizon that will change the product compliance landscape in new and revolutionary ways.

Best Practices in Product Safety Management

The elements of a program to deal with pre-sale and post-sale safety issues are well-known. But the specifics of what elements should be used and how by a particular manufacturer are often unknown. Therefore, the most important question that must be answered by any company manufacturing finished products or component parts is “What should my company do and how should I do it?”