The MET Connection: Summer Edition

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Global Compliance Seminar & Customer Appreciation Crab Feast


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Global industry leads the way to the future. All markets need effective tools for navigating not only complex, but constantly changing domestic and global regulations for product compliance.

From individual components to subsystems to entire systems, unique compliance topics at the Global Compliance Seminar include Product Safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Designing for Compliance, Global Market Access, Ruggedized product development, EMC/EMI Design Guidelines: Design Considerations, Common Failures, and Debug Techniques and more.

Gain exclusive access to MET’s testing experts & engineers, take a tour of the MET’s Product Safety, EMC, and Environmental & Energy test labs, and obtain critical insights into effective market access in the US and worldwide as it applies to your product.

Following presentations, we’ll be hosting our Annual Customer Appreciation Crab Feast. All guest are invited to join for food and fun.

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Industry Corner

Summer Home Appliance and Electric Tool Safety Tips

During the summer season, as home appliances and powered yard tools are working overtime, significant risks including injuries, fires, and deaths present themselves in and outside of the home.

Several recent highly publicized recalls, fires and fatal injuries offer the reminder that tools and appliances used every day in the home can pose a safety hazard.

Although common household items are not considered dangerous, underneath their seemingly every day exterior, they can present a number of risk if used improperly.

With technology continuing to push the boundaries of common household itemss, safety precautions must also expand and underscore the importance of ensuring that products are certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL).

From large home appliances, to garage/yards tools and other battery-powered electronics; Here are safety tips and recommendations from the NFPA, CPSC, and FEMA to keep in mind for your home this summer.

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Inside MET

Expansions & Recognitions

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have given notice of MET’s status as a Notified Body for radio equipment under the (RED) Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU).

The Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) has been applicable since 13 June 2016 and was in a one-year transitional phase until June 12, 2017.

RED revises the (R&TTE) Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC) and establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the free market, ensuring a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility and the efficient use of the radio spectrum.

As a “notified body” for the RED 2014/53/EU, MET can provide an expert evaluation of the manufacturing process, the quality system, and the product design, as well as testing to determine whether radio equipment meets the basic requirements for effective frequency usage, EMC, safety and more.

Inside MET

People on the move

MET announces Derek Robinson as the new General Manager of our lab in Austin, Texas.

Derek began with MET in 2008 in business development at the corporate headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Not long after, Derek relocated to our California offices to take on the role of Account Manager, serving the western region of the US/CAN as well as Australia and Eastern Asia.

During his time there, Derek moved up to Associate Sales Manager leading the Union City Sales team.

Following the addition of MET’s Austin lab in 2013, Derek relocated to Austin office as the Account Manager for the Central Region of the US as well as Central and South America. He quickly rose to the role of Central Region Sales Manager.

In June 2017, Derek stepped into the role of General Manger, managing MET’s central region sales operations along with full responsibility for customer service. With nearly a decade of service at MET, Derek has become a cornerstone of the MET family.

MET Compliance College

Free Training Events

Global Compliance Seminar & Crab Feast

Gain exclusive access to MET test experts & engineers, take a tour of the MET’s Product Safety, EMC, and Environmental & Energy test labs, and obtain critical insights into compliance for effective market access in the US and worldwide as it applies to your product.

September

14

9:00AM-4:00PM EST

IEC 60601-1-2 Medical EMC Webinar

Get critical insights into IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition, risk management and the manufacturer’s responsibility, and requirements for Home Healthcare equipment.

August

24

1:00-2:00PM EST

SAE/e-Mark Webinar

Get a complete picture of standards & regulations governing the safety of products destined for hazardous locations, as well as testing and certification for major world markets.

September

28

1:00-2:00PM EST