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Ensuring Worker Safety with Hazardous Location Field Evaluations

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 7, 2018 12:06:44 PM

 Combustible dusts and flammable gases, mists or vapors can lead to potentially explosive atmospheres if electrical equipment or machinery have faults at the point of installation. Because of this, Hazardous Location Field Evaluations are one of the most complex categories of onsite equipment evaluations. These evaluations employ some specialised Standards in order to ensure safety of inspectors and workers.

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Topics: Industrial, Certification, workplace safety, field evaluation services

Electrical Hazards in Healthcare & Medical Facilities

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 6, 2018 4:35:56 PM

Hospitals are supposed to be a place of healing, an environment designed to make you feel safe and secure as soon as you enter. Yet the invisible electrical hazards in healthcare facilities have never been greater. The number of electric beds, automated blood pressure cuffs, scanning equipment, diagnostic instruments and other electrical equipment that employees use to diagnose and treat patients only increase the chance for incidents.

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Topics: field evaluation services

Why Manufacturers Lie About CE Marking

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 12, 2016 10:05:04 AM

“CE Marking” is required by law for products sold in European Union countries, but not accepted by OSHA and Inspectors in the US and Canada. The most obvious way to recognize a CE marked electrical product is to see the symbol on or near the nameplate. This symbol is not subject to copyright, and can be used by anyone.

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Topics: CE mark, field evaluation services, test mark