Everything you need to know about SAFETY TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

Joshi, Sandudhir; Smith, Trig; Mraz, Stephen
October 2003
Machine Design;10/9/2003, Vol. 75 Issue 19, p67
Trade Publication
Offers tips on product safety testing and certification. Certification requirements; Need to check the accreditation of testing and certification laboratories; Factors to consider in the selection of testing laboratories; Ways to ease the testing and certification process. INSETS: WHO'S WHO IN T & C;WHAT THE MARKS MEAN;A GLOSSARY OF T & C ACRONYMS.


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