At the moment Enforcement rules across the EU are inconsistent and fragmented. This means that there are specific ‘soft’ points were non-complaint and unsafe products can enter the EU without detection, this is bad, but, because of the Single Market principle those non-compliant (and unsafe) goods then have free access to every Member State.
EMC has not only come a long way, but has progressed from a black art to a science.
In the 1960′s/70’s very few designers concerned themselves with EMC performance. The only exceptions for commercial products were if interference prevented the product working properly, interfered with radio or TV or where a failure could mean loss [...]
Another day, another modification: so goes life in the tumultuous world of EU regulation. Understanding and evolving with EU regulation is our job here at Phoenix Technical Group, so when we hear news of any updates from the regulatory front we like to pass them on to you.
Apparently e-waste (electronic waste) is a big [...]
Horror stories about OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) enforcement are easy to find. It is not uncommon to see companies charged tens of thousands of dollars or more in fines for violations. These fines may be the result of one massive failure or lots of much smaller failures. OSHA representatives may show up [...]