If you’ve been following the discussions on the EMC/PSTC list server and elsewhere about the ESA Manufacturer’s registry in Ontario, you may not be aware that ESA has dropped the August 30 deadline for registration. It seems that the Ontario Government and ESA are reviewing the deadline following a cabinet shake-up at Queen’s Park. There is no word on when or if the deadline will be reinstated. Need to know
Do you make electrical products sold in Ontario, Canada? Are you aware of the need to register your company with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in order to sell your products legally? If not, spend some time and catch up on the new ESA Manufacturer’s Registry!
I get a lot of calls and emails asking about emergency stops. This is one of those deceptively simple concepts that has managed to get very complicated over time. Not every machine needs or can benefit from an emergency stop. In some cases, it may lead to an unreasonable expectation of safety from the user, which can lead to injury if they don’t understand the hazards involved. Some product-specific standards