PSC President John Allen Tackles International Compliance and Certification

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PSC’s John Allen tackles international compliance and certification

It’s a connected society we live in and manufacturing and distribution effects the global market. It can be difficult to keep pace with new product development and trends, but PSC provides leading expertise through speaking engagements at conferences, including I2MTC 2017, May 22 through 25 in Torino, Italy.

I2MTC 2017, short for International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, focuses on research, development and applications in the field of instrumentation, measurement science, and technology.

Manufacturing and distribution effect global markets.

International product compliance and certifications are an important component of technology development and innovation. PSC’s Founder and President John Allen, also acting president of the IEEE’s Product Safety Engineering Society, will address this topic in a Tutorial Program at I2MTC 2017 that provides the history behind certifications around the world along with the latest tips and tactics to obtaining certifications.

The topic will cover the U.S., Canada, Europe and International CB Scheme compliance methodology and how to obtain global Certifications faster and cost effectively.  IECEE CB Scheme is an international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates dealing with the safety of electrical and electronic components. In essence, it promotes harmonization of national and international standards. The information presented in this tutorial will provide attendee’s a solid overview of Certification Schemes around the world.

Session attendees will learn about the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) program and participating Certification Bodies. John will also cover UL’s database of certified products and how to find the right information on components for applications within the document.  In addition, the Tutorial Program will cover an overview of Canada’s Standards Council of Canada and the Canadian Certification scheme as well as Europe’s CE mark.

Additional program highlights include:

  • An overview of the various directives and methods of claiming compliance,
  • An explanation of the CB Scheme for those companies with products designed for global markets,
  • How to build a technical file,
  • What a proper Declaration of Conformity looks like, and
  • Definition of an Authorized Representative, when one is needed and what the role entails.