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Product Safety

2017 Recordings Available

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April 18, 2017: Ratings, Markings, Instructions – Presented by Steve Ferguson
This class serves as the introduction to compliance with product safety standards and the basis for the product evaluation. Proper ratings let the consumer know about demands on their electrical circuit and providing appropriate warnings, cautions and user instructions are critical to the overall use and avoidance of misuse that could produce an unsafe condition.

April 25, 2017: Electrical Safety – Presented by Steve Ferguson
This class deals with the various electrical requirements ranging from accessibility limitations to reduce shock hazard risks to application of proper insulation and space between hazardous voltage or energy and the low voltage circuits present in many products.

May 2, 2017: Mechanical Safety – Presented by Steve Ferguson
Mechanical requirements are associated with most products ranging from controlling access to moving parts to sharp edges to tip hazards. This class discusses the various aspects associated with mechanical considerations and introduces topics that need consideration in the product development.

May 9, 2017: Thermal/Fire Safety – Presented by Steve Ferguson
Electrical circuit operation often results in heat and in the presence of combustion potential for fire. This class examines requirements associated with heat from touch to deterioration of access prevention and containment of fire as appropriate. Sources and prevention of safety risks associated with thermal concerns are discussed.

May 16, 2017: IEC 62368 – Hazard Based Safety – Presented By Mark Maynard
IEC 62368-1:2014 incorporates the new Hazard-Based Safety Engineering (HBSE) approach, which helps enable the use of novel and innovative techniques for product designs and incorporation of new technologies. This standard will replace both IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1, and will be applicable for Audio/Video electronics, Information Technology Equipment (ITE), telecommunications equipment, office appliances, and other specified types of consumer electronics. The European Union will mandate the use of this standard for CE marking in June, 2019, and the North American requirements are expected to apply before the end of this decade.

In this webinar you will learn about:

a. HBSE definitions and terminology
b. Comparison of performance-based standards to prescriptive standards
c. Applicability of requirement elements (electrical, flammability, heat, mechanical, etc.)
d. Identifying and quantifying risks
e. Requirements associated with safety related topics
f. Implementing conditions of acceptability
g. Maintaining compliance with parts obsolescence
h. Product life implications

May 23, 2017: Documents and Ongoing Safety Requirements –
Presented by Steve Ferguson This class outlines the life cycle updates to
maintain compliance and the need for production testing on a 100% basis. Keeping records, updating qualification to include replacement parts and
responsibilities for self-declaration as well as working with regulatory bodies to maintain listing of the product. Use of approved components is highlighted as a means of control and understanding conditions of acceptability and derating for implementation are integral to this class.