RE: Safety manuals and credentials

Subject: RE: Safety manuals and credentials
From: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: Gérald Bourguignon <gbourguignon -at- abrahamcomm -dot- ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:25:09 -0500

Gérald -

If they're asking and you're not sure, you don't have the credentials. They should have either a contract with a compliance agency (such as UL, TÜV, or other similar entity) or an internal Compliance Engineer who certifies that their products and documentation meet whatever requirements are necessary for the country into which the products are being sold.

Our Compliance Engineers review our documentation as well as the physical products, and they obtain certificates of compliance from various government entities. For example:

UL - Underwriters Laboratories - http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/ is usually required for compliance certification in the United States.

TÜV - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technischer_%C3%9Cberwachungsverein

CSA - Canadian Standards Association - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Standards_Association

CE - CE mark for the EU - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CE_mark

Do NOT, under any circumstances, put yourself in a position where you could be legally responsible for the safety standards and compliance of the company's products and documentation.


Regards,
Carla

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References:
Safety manuals and credentials: From: Gérald Bourguignon
Re: Safety manuals and credentials: From: Milan Davidovic
Re: Safety manuals and credentials: From: Gérald Bourguignon

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