By Topic

IEEE Symposium on Product Safety Engineering, 2005.

3-4 Oct. 2005

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 14 of 14
  • Light emitting diode safety and safety standards

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):1 - 5
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (200 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Concerns about the safety of light emitted by LEDs are being raised as LED power output, wavelength coverage, and low-cost availability grow. Potential safety issues include ocular tissue damage and glare. Research, standards, and guidelines covering these and related issues are reviewed. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Television flammability demonstration experiments using external ignition sources

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):6 - 15
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (265 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Results from a series of product level fire tests using a fire test protocol representing exposure to a small open flame. The tests were conducted under an open product calorimeter under controlled laboratory conditions are presented. The purpose of these tests was to develop data using an external small open flame ignition test protocol under development by IEC TC 108 Hazard Based Working Group f... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Usability for medical devices

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (201 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Use errors caused by poor usability of medical devices are a significant hazard. Regulatory authorities are addressing the issue by implementing guidelines and standards to improve usability engineering practices and minimize usability issues. This document introduces usability engineering, gives examples of critical usability hazards on medical devices and details the relevant regulations address... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Radiant electric heater flux mapping

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):23 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (572 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Heat flux maps were constructed for four models of radiant electric heaters. The maps show the position and amplitude of maximum heat flux for each model. Asymmetric emission, multiple local maxima, and high magnitudes, relative to the critical heat flux of fire indicators were seen. Potential techniques to reduce the maximum flux at any position without decreasing power output are discussed. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Radiation hazards in the great technology war

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 39
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (954 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    In the digital era, fifty-eight percent of women opt a HDTV (high-definition television) set over a one-carat diamond ring. Though the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released this result of survey in the end of 2002, it is still convincing just now. In the meantime, people who embracing the stunning viewing screens may have good possibility of exposing themselves to radiation hazards witho... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • High voltage power supplies with remote loads 5 shortcomings

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):40 - 41
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (106 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    High voltage power supplies are prevalent in industry, research, manufacturing, medical and other environments. Many applications for these potentials of 600 volts or more have the load distant from the power supply. The goal of this paper is to stimulate discussion of safety concerns to make the user environment safer during operational servicing of high voltage power supply systems. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Products liability issues for embedded software in consumer applications

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 48
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (226 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The widespread introduction of sophisticated and complex software and firmware into consumer products ranging from automobiles to home appliances has given rise to a new type of hazard to consumers related to software or firmware defects. Conventional products liability law requires that a plaintiff show that a manufacturing, design, or labeling defect that was the proximate cause of an injury in ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • China's compulsory product certification system-CCC mark certification

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):49 - 53
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (245 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    China's compulsory product certification system (CPCS) is the regulatory management system for China compulsory certification mark (CCC mark). It has been implemented for three years. This paper addresses the current status of CPCS focusing on the update over last three years. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Electrical effects on barges, tows, and people by the Chicago sanitary and ship canal electric fish barrier: preliminary results

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):54 - 64
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (996 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The temporary electric fish barrier in the Chicago ship and sanitary canal is a unique structure designed to halt the passage of invasive species. Observation of sparking during the assembly of a tow and an incident of electric shock to personnel in the barrier region required that a closer examination of the operation of the barrier be conducted. Personnel from ERDC-CERL conducted a variety of me... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Risk management of product safety

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):65 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (219 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Products or systems released on the market today are of an increasing technological complexity and are offering greater numbers of features. Assessing the risk of these products to cause injury to persons or fire can be shown to benefit from a holistic approach to managing the risks throughout the entire lifecycle of the product. The risk management process helps to identify risks associated with ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Harmonization of normal heating condition of microwave oven in IEC standardization

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):72 - 74
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (493 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper is concerned with the activities by Japanese National Committee to harmonize Japanese standards and IEC standards on microwave oven safety, particularly normal heating conditions. Nowadays, almost 80% of world total microwave ovens are produced in China. There are two standards in the world now, one is UL923 and one is IEC60335-2-25. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Hazard-based safety standard comparison between ECMA 287, IEC 60950-1, IEC 60065

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):75 - 82
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (533 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    ECMA TC 12 had created the draft of ECMA 287 in December 2002 and provided it to IEC TC 108 with items that does not reach consensus. ECMA 287 considers safety evaluation under ITE and AV scope and may differ from current requirements described in the safety standards IEC 60950-1:2001 and IEC 60065:2001. In this article, we focus on the things in ECMA 287 that are new and will require users of IEC... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Factors to consider in a risk analysis for safe surface temperature

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):83 - 91
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (215 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The determination that a product is safe from a surface temperature perspective when contacting human tissue is a complex problem. Current voluntary and regulatory requirements point to the need to identify the hazards and mitigate these where necessary. This paper starts the discussion of what to consider in this hazard analysis activity by identifying important clinical (human) and device aspect... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Safety critical components traceability

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):92 - 94
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (203 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    In the world of outsourced manufacturing and vast supply chain activities, spanning across different companies and regions, ensuring proper control of approved safety components used for manufacturing I.T.E. equipment have been an increasingly difficult task for manufacturers. This paper recommends an approach of ensuring safety critical components are identifiable, traceable and meets the safety ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.