EU Machinery Directive Public Review

Rule books stacked up on a table in a library.

If you ship machinery products to the EU the Machinery Directive affects you. You have a chance to contribute to the review of this document.

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Are You Ready? WEEE Directive Full Implementation Starts 15-Aug-18

Processing of waste electrical and electronic materials

Many manufacturers selling industrial products into the EU market have come to understand at least one of the environmental protection Directives, RoHS – the “Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances.” In this post, I’m going to be looking at another environmental directive: WEEE – the “Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment” Directive (2012/19/EU). As of 14 August…

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Safety Label Format Solutions for Solving Complex Messaging Challenges

Safety label on a roller conveyor

Safety Label Messaging Basics Safety label design follows three principles: Identify the hazard Identify the likely degree of injury that could occur Instruct the reader about ways to avoid injury Designing warnings seem like a simple task. However, users may not be English speaking or literate. Depending on the jurisdictions where your product will be…

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Brexit Update – CE Marking and the UK

Brexit: UK and EU Flags against a blue sky

I recently read a press release by UKAS, the UK’s accreditation body, regarding their ongoing discussions with the UK government regarding the impact that BREXIT could have on UK accreditation.

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Translation Bafflement

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I’ve been noticing a trend with some of my clients that I am having difficulty understanding – maybe a reader can help me get this… A basic requirement in the EU is that manuals and other information a manufacturer provide to their customer be provided in the official language of the country where the product…

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