Program

Sunday, May 13
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 3:00 pm
Bayshore Foyer
Monday, May 14
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
San Carlos

On the day of your presentation, please join us for a special Speaker Breakfast in San Carlos. Breakfast will be available from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am
Bayshore Foyer
7:30 am - 8:00 am 7:30 am
8:00 am - 9:20 am 8:00 am
Bayshore Ballroom
  • Nancy Leveson (Speaker) Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

About Dr. Nancy Leveson

Dr. Nancy Leveson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. She has been working in the field of system safety for 37 years and supervises research in system engineering, hazard analysis, accident analysis, human...

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9:20 am - 9:30 am 9:20 am
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
San Jose Ballroom
  • Mike Sherman (Speaker) Product Safety and Compliance Engineer, Graco

Compliance 101

This is a review of the basic premises of protection against shock and fire, their origins, common mitigations, and some current issues to be aware of.

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9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Santa Clara

Compliance 101 Track

Global Market Access Track

The papers breaks down all the requirements for homologation in Nigeria.It expatiates on the role of the telecommunications industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission, the power of the NC...

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9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Monterey/Carmel Room

Environmental and Energy Regulation

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9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
San Juan
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10:30 am - 10:40 am 10:30 am
10:40 am - 11:40 am 10:40 am
San Jose Ballroom
  • Theresa Glenna (Speaker) Global Market Access, Senior Project Manager, TUV SUD America

Compliance 101

Discussion topics include: 1. Determine the need for Global Market Access 2. Knowing your regulatory authorities 3. Planning for testing to minimize the need for re-testing 4. Documentation considerations 5. Regulatory Model num...
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10:40 am - 11:40 am 10:40 am
Santa Clara
  • Tom Tidwell (Speaker) Director Nemko Direct for Telecom, Nemko USA

Innovation & Emerging Technologies

The proliferation of connected devices raises some regulatory issues around the world that must be addressed in the near future. Besides the usual concerns of spectral efficiency and interference, issues such as ...

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10:40 am - 11:40 am 10:40 am
Monterey/Carmel Room

Environmental and Energy Regulation

EPEAT Registration for Updated IEEE Standards
10:40 am - 11:40 am 10:40 am
San Juan

Medical

11:40 am - 1:10 pm 11:40 am
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
San Jose Ballroom
Compliance 101
 
This tutorial covers the basis for electric shock protection in electrical equipment. It is build upon the response of the human body to electric current and the ways in which to deal with this in equipment design and eva...
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1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
Santa Clara
  • Matt Jakuc (Speaker) Global Business Manager - Cybersecurity, CSA Group

Innovation & Emerging Technologies

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is well on its way to becoming perhaps the most significant of all the 'industrial revolutions' to date and the most complex. With some projections claiming a 300% increas...

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1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
Monterey/Carmel Room
  • Eva S. Hink (Speakers) Compliance Expert, iPoint-systems gmbh
  • Marcos Medalla (Speakers) Project Manager, iPoint-systems gmbh

Environmental and Energy Regulation


CE Marking as the proof of RoHS compliance requires manufacturers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) to ensure and document the compliance of every single part or material used in the product before be...

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1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
San Juan

Environmental and Energy Regulation

Repeat of the presentation on IEC 60601-1-2 4th edition with a focus on RMF requirements for EMC This topic is a repeat but is very timely with the upcoming transition at the end of 2018

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2:10 pm - 2:20 pm 2:10 pm
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
San Jose Ballroom
  • John Allen (Speaker) President, Product Safety Consulting
Compliance 101 Track
 
John will take you through a product from the plug to the circuit boards inside explaining the common requirements and testing for any product. You'll learn what flame ratings are required for different polymeric pa...
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2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
Santa Clara
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
Monterey/Carmel Room

Environmental & Energy Regulation Track

In September 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued guidance advising manufacturers to stop using organohalogen flame retardants in plastic electronics enclosures to achieve fire safety requi...

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2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
San Juan
  • John Hatcliff (Speakers) Professor, Kansas State University
  • Eugene Y. Vasserman (Speakers) Associate Professor, Kansas State University
  • Rand Whillock (Speakers) Senior Principal Research Scientist, Adventium Labs
  • Todd Carpenter (Speakers) Chief Engineer - Systems and Architecture, Adventium Labs

Medical

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Medical devices and systems are increasingly being built using interoperability and platform approaches. Work in the standards community is laying the foundations for safety, security, and risk management approaches...

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3:20 pm - 3:50 pm 3:20 pm
3:50 pm - 4:50 pm 3:50 pm
San Jose Ballroom

Compliance 101

Navigating the regulatory landscape of global markets is a complex and challenging task. During this seminar you will learn about the Global Market Access process to help you prepare and effectively navigate global markets. This inc...

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3:50 pm - 4:50 pm 3:50 pm
Santa Clara
  • Mark Maynard (Speaker) EMC Symposium Committee, IEEE EMC Society

EMC and Wireless Track

Africa is the world's largest continent, with 51 countries, and includes many of the worlds fastest-developing economies. While most are still in the early stages of developing comprehensive electrical and electronic pro...
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3:50 pm - 4:50 pm 3:50 pm
San Juan
  • Arathi Sundaresan (Speaker) Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Specialist, TUV Rheinland North America Group

Compliance 101 Track

Standards that are referenced in IEC 60601-1 Edition 3 Amendment 1 (IEC 60601-1:2012) What you need to know about Usability Engineering Process Human Factors and Usability Integrating Risk Management and Usability Challeng...
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3:50 pm - 4:50 pm 3:50 pm
Monterey/Carmel Room
  • Ted Eckert (Speaker) Regulatory Compliance Engineer, Microsoft

Safety Science & HBSE Track

IEC 62368-1 defines three energy levels for each type of hazard. This presentation covers the basic energy levels with a brief overview of the limits within the standard. The presentation covers the three types of users...

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4:50 pm - 5:00 pm 4:50 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
San Jose Ballroom

Compliance 101

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5:00 pm - 5:50 pm 5:00 pm
Santa Clara
  • Jack Black (Speaker) Business Development Manager, DLS Electronic Systems, Inc

EMC and Wireless Track

Radio Equipment Directive ( RED )Updates for Wireless and Similar Products Jack Black and Bill Stumpf D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. Wheeling, IL The EU enacted formal legislation that withdrew the Radio and Telecommunicati...

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
Monterey/Carmel Room
  • Hai Jiang (Speakers) Senior Research Engineer, UL
  • Paul Brazis (Speakers) Research Manager, Electrical Safety CoE, Commercial & Industrial R&D, UL LLC, Underwriters Laboratories

BEST PAPER AWARD NOMINEE

Safety Science & HBSE Track

Direct Current (DC) applications have become more prevalent in recent years, primarily due to the increased usage of renewable energy and energy storage systems. A review of the existing saf...
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
San Juan

Medical

Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear about a new vulnerability. Testing and certification has long been considered the safety baseline for all electronic devices, but most of these standards do not explicitly address cybersecurity. In t...

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 6:00 pm
Donner/Siskiyou/Cascade Ballroom
Tuesday, May 15
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
San Carlos

On the day of your presentation, please join us for a special Speaker Breakfast in San Carlos. Breakfast will be available from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

7:00 am - 6:00 pm 7:00 am
Bayshore Foyer
7:30 am - 8:00 am 7:30 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Bayshore Ballroom
  • Necia Werner (Speaker) Associate Teaching Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University

About Dr. Necia Werner

Necia Werner is Associate Teaching Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, Vice President of the IEEE Professional Communication Society (PCS), and the PCS Coordinator for IEEE Women in Engineering. Her research ...

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9:00 am - 9:10 am 9:00 am
9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
San Jose Ballroom

Global Hazardous Locations

Participants will learn about the latest requirements for electrical products intended for use in or relating to hazardous locations (explosive atmospheres). Whether it's Classes, Divisions or Zones, this session can...
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9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
Santa Clara
  • Mark Maynard (Speaker) EMC Symposium Committee, IEEE EMC Society

Global Hazardous Locations Track

An overview of the EMC, Product Safety, and Wireless compliance requirements for the five countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The EEU is an economic cooperative founded in 2010, modeled after the Europe...

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9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
Monterey/Carmel Room
9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
San Juan
  • Shu-lun Mak (Speaker) Assistant Professor, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track

The laboratory accreditation is essential for most consumer product testing providers. In the current laboratory accreditation criteria, interlaboratory correlation study or proficiency testing is o...

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10:10 am - 10:50 am 10:10 am
10:50 am - 11:45 am 10:50 am
San Jose Ballroom

Global Hazardous Locations

Are you a manufacturer of certified electrical equipment for use in general industrial (ordinary locations) applications? Would you like to expand your market options to include Division 2 hazardous locations (explosive ...

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10:50 am - 11:45 am 10:50 am
Santa Clara
EMC and Wireless Track
 
This presentation provides an overview of test requirements for common wireless devices such as Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi devices, etc. With this understanding, applicants can ensure test samples are appropriately ...
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10:50 am - 11:45 am 10:50 am
Monterey/Carmel Room

Legal Track

10:50 am - 11:45 am 10:50 am
San Juan
  • Aiying He (Speakers) Partner
  • Paul Wang (Speakers) Board of Directors, IEEE-Product Safety Engineering Society

Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track

This presentation will introduce the regulations of CCC certification for household and similar appliance including CCC certification process, series application, factory inspection requirements, us...

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11:45 am - 1:10 pm 11:45 am
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
San Jose Ballroom
  • Gary Kozinski (Speaker) Sr. Certification and Standards Lead Engineer, General Electric
Global Hazardous Locations
 
Frustrated by the amount of time it takes to get your hazardous location certifications? Is management always blaming you for the delay? Do the agencies have you "over a barrel"? No Worries...you're not alone....
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1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
Santa Clara
  • Jim Bacher (Speaker) Product Compliance Consultant, JB Consulting
EMC and Wireless Track
 
How to get products to pass on the first trip to the EMC lab with out modification at the lab.
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1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
Monterey/Carmel Room

Legal

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm 1:10 pm
San Juan
  • Theresa Glenna (Speaker) Global Market Access, Senior Project Manager, TUV SUD America
Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track
 
This presentation will give a brief history of changes in regulatory requirements in South Africa. It will then go into detail describing the current requirements for Safety, EMC, an...
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2:10 pm - 2:20 pm 2:10 pm
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
San Jose Ballroom
Global Hazardous Locations
 
Demand for HazLoc products is rising all over the world, providing manufacturers in this market with abundant opportunities - but understanding the various national requirements early on in product development...
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2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
Santa Clara
  • Mark Maynard (Speaker) EMC Symposium Committee, IEEE EMC Society
EMC and Wireless Track
 
An overview of wireless compliance requirements for Mexico, the ten countries of Central America, and Caribbean nations.
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2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
Monterey/Carmel Room

Legal Track 

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm 2:20 pm
San Juan
  • Paul Wang (Speaker) Board of Directors, IEEE-Product Safety Engineering Society

Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track

This presentation introduces the regulations and requirements of China market access including customs clearance, CCC certification, SRRC certification for wireless product, NAL license for telecom ...

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3:20 pm - 3:50 pm 3:20 pm
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Santa Clara
  • Jack Black (Speaker) Business Development Manager, DLS Electronic Systems, Inc

Medical Track

EMC and Wireless Track

EN 60601-1-2 4th Edition Medical Device EMC Update Jack Black and Greg Maryniarczyk DLS Electronic Systems, Inc. To show compliance to the EU Medical Device Directive for sales of medical devices in the...

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3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
San Jose Ballroom

Global Hazardous Locations

While the risk of ignition and the resulting area classification rules are harmonized between NEC Division 2 hazardous locations and IEC Zone 2 explosive atmospheres, the methods of explosion protection that are permitte...

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3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Monterey/Carmel Room

Legal

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
San Juan

Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track

This presentation is intended to inform of the common pitfalls that hinder the successful Global Market Access launch of your product. We will go into the specific details surrounding the essential ...

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4:45 pm - 5:00 pm 4:45 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
Monterey/Carmel
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
Santa Clara
  • Jim Bacher (Speaker) Product Compliance Consultant, JB Consulting

EMC and Wireless Track

Basic introduction in how to protect communications equipment from lightning damage.The same techniques for protecting towers, applies to all buildings whether or not they have towers or antennas. That includes homes and...
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
San Juan
  • Rich Byczek (Speaker) Global Director Business Development, Transportation Technologies, Intertek
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 6:00 pm
Bayshore Ballroom
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6:30 pm
Monterey/Carmel

The Technical Activities General Meeting is set for Tuesday at 7pm. If you are interested in supporting PSES technical activities, please come. The more people who participate the more we can accomplish as professionals and as a society.

If you are...

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 7:00 pm
San Jose Ballroom

The CAM is set for Tuesday at 7pm. If you are a chapter leader – or would like to be one – please join us to share chapter ideas and issues. In the areas where we already have chapters, our members enjoy meeting regularly with fellow p...

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Wednesday, May 16
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
San Carlos

On the day of your presentation, please join us for a special Speaker Breakfast in San Carlos. Breakfast will be available from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am
Bayshore Foyer
7:30 am - 8:00 am 7:30 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Monterey
Safety Science & HBSE Track
 
Electrically-caused fire and fire parameters are defined.
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8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Santa Clara
  • Troy Hayes (Speaker) Principal Engineer, Exponent

Energy Storage & Batteries Track

Mobile devices almost invariably experience repeated dropping over their lifetime. Depending on the height of the drop, number of drops, orientation, device covers and contact surfaces, this may or may not manifest...

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8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
San Jose Ballroom
  • Dan Roman (Speaker) Global Technology Center, Product Safety, Colgate Palmolive

Compliance 101

Paper will discuss additional requirements that designers and safety professionals may want to consider beyond the base standard for their product based on the environment and user exposure. The example used in this paper is the con...

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8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Carmel

EMC and Wireless Tracks

Global Regulations & Compliance Management

Product Labeling is an important part of the Compliance process that directly affects the flow of imported goods into a country. If not done correctly, it can cause shipment delays...

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9:00 am - 9:10 am 9:00 am
9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
Monterey
  • Thomas Burke (Speaker) Principal Engineer, Consumer & Enterprise Technology Safety, UL

Safety Science & HBSE Track

IEC 62368-1 is the international standard for safety of audio/video, information and communication technology equipment.  One new area addressed in the standard that differs from the legacy standards (IEC 60065 & I...

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9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
San Jose Ballroom

Compliance 101 Track and

Environmental & Energy Regulation Track

In the world of international regulations, the EU RoHS Directive has undergone changes in requirements,
when enacted by various countries across the globe. This has affected electroni...

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9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
Santa Clara
  • Rich Byczek (Speaker) Global Director Business Development, Transportation Technologies, Intertek

Energy Storage & Batteries Track

Power banks packs present a unique regulatory and safety certification challenge. Primarily mis-understood is how to define these products: as batteries, chargers, power supplies, or ITE equipment. Product safety s...

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9:10 am - 10:10 am 9:10 am
Carmel

EMC and Wireless Track

Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track

Obtaining approvals in Asia can be a daunting task. What is the difference between CCC & SRRC and PSE & MIC? To find out, join us as we provide an overview of the electrical s...

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10:10 am - 10:30 am 10:10 am
Bayshore Ballroom
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Monterey
  • Kenneth Lee (Speaker) Failure Analysis Engineering Consulting, Senior Engineer, Exponent

Safety Science & HBSE

Burn injuries are a common occurrence in industrial settings and everyday life, and often involve consumer products. Despite the prevalence of burn injuries, understanding the burn risks that may accompany industrial processe...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
San Jose Ballroom
  • Mike Sherman (Speaker) Product Safety and Compliance Engineer, Graco

Compliance 101

Product safety is a delightful profession that many of us, frankly, fell into. The broad range of knowledge that enables good product safety engineering can be daunting to practitioners and managers alike. This talk provides, via a ...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Santa Clara

Safety Science & HBSE

Due to exceptional mobility, computing power, capacious storage, intuitive user interface (UI) and open operating systems that support hundreds of millions of apps, smartphones have profoundly changed people’s daily liv...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Carmel
EMC and Wireless track
Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track
 
Certification Schemes for global countries on Electrical safety and Radio approval - Example of typical country approval will be discussed in the presentation, audi...
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11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Bayshore Ballroom
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm
Siskiyou

Although available as an IEC standard since 2010, many in the AV & ICT industry have only recently realized the full impact IEC 62368-1 will have on their planning for global product safety certifications in the next few years as the Industry quic...

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1:30 pm - 1:40 pm 1:30 pm
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm 1:40 pm
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm 1:40 pm
San Jose Ballroom

Compliance 101 Track

Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) is an engineering tool that can be used to help identify and reduce potential safety risks in designs. This presentation attempts to teach basic FMEA definitions and procedures that safe...

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1:40 pm - 2:40 pm 1:40 pm
Santa Clara

Energy Storage & Batteries Track

Media reports have noted that e-cig fires  and explosions  may involve  the lithium-ion batteries and/or compatibility with the charger. It is known that lithium batteries in e-cig are used in differ...

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1:40 pm - 2:40 pm 1:40 pm
Carmel
2:40 pm - 2:50 pm 2:40 pm
2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 2:50 pm
Monterey
  • Chi Ho Li (Speaker) The Open University of Hong Kong

BEST PAPER AWARD NOMINEE

Safety Science & HBSE

Assessment models are widely applied in new product development process in manufacturing industries to identify potential hazards in the new product development and enhance the core company compet...
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2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 2:50 pm
San Jose Ballroom

Compliance 101 Track

For companies that manufacture machinery which has potential hazards associated with its transportation, installation, use, maintenance, decommissioning and/or disposal, creating effective product safety labels is critical. Th...

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2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 2:50 pm
Santa Clara
  • Louis Bilancia (Speaker) Senior Staff Consultant, Engineering Systems Inc. (ESI)

Forensics Track

NFPA921 defines a fire pattern as a pattern that remains after a fire as a result of a fire. Beyond arc fault mapping very little investigation has been performed or reported on patterns caused by failures in electrical devices or ...

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2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 2:50 pm
Carmel
  • Lars Mellander (Speakers) Global Market Access Specialist, Nemko
  • Patty Knudsen (Speakers) Product Safety Engineer, Teradata Corporation

Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track

A detailed, yet functional overview for risk assessment for ITE equipment. Presentation to include definitions, differences of a risk analyses and risk assessment, the means to show compliance, basi...

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3:50 pm - 4:00 pm 3:50 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:00 pm
Monterey
  • Kim Fung Tsang (Speakers) Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Chung Kit Wu (Speakers) City University of Hong Kong
  • Hao Ran Chi (Speakers) PHD Student, City University of Hong Kong
  • Hongxu ZHU (Speakers) City University Of Hong Kong

BEST PAPER AWARD NOMINEE

Safety Science & HBSE Track

Railway safety is a very complicated subject, which is determined by numerous aspects. In Hong Kong, with increasing patronage and traffic density of MTR Railway System, public attention is focu...

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:00 pm
Santa Clara

Forensics Track

 This Physics of Failure (PoF) case-study is a fracture mechanics Modeling & Simulation (M&S) study of a 120mm mortar gun tube (essentially a pressure vessel) reliability from a probabilistic perspective. Best-practices in Unc...

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:00 pm
Carmel
  • Roger Martin (Speakers) Founder/President, Compliance Dynamics, LLC
  • Pat Dugan (Speakers) Compliance Dynamics

Global Regulations & Compliance Management Track

In today's fast moving markets it has become increasingly difficult for companies to efficiently manage change. Adversely affecting their products time to market. Quite often a company's method for ...

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:00 pm
San Jose Ballroom
  • Monrad Monsen (Speaker) HW Technical Compliance Strategist, Oracle

This presentation will identify the hardware compliance global market access requirements and approvals required for Information Technology Equipment (ITE) around the world.  Topics addressed will be electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), safet...

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5:00 pm - 5:20 pm 5:00 pm
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