Revolutionizing Chemical Supply Chains with Digital Product Passports

Revolutionizing Chemical Supply Chains with Digital Product Passports Tracking and tracing data accurately throughout the supply chain can help manufacturers and consumers understand the sustainability of products and processes. The chemical process industries (CPI) are under increasing global pressure to operate sustainably at every level of the supply chain, from upstream petrochemical producers to downstream […]

Medical Laboratories Regulation Published

Medical Laboratories Regulation Published The Regulation on Medical Laboratories, published by the Ministry of Health in the Official Gazette dated June 4, 2024, and numbered 32566, sets new procedures and principles for the regulation of medical laboratory services. Purpose and Scope of the Regulation: The regulation aims to establish procedures and principles for the planning, […]

Most PPE Still Failing Basic Safety and Regulation Criteria, New Report Shows

PPE is still failing to meet the most basic legal safety and regulation criteria after a study showed 79% of items spot-checked did not meet standards. BSIF CEO Alan Murray said an investigation found just 21% of the 123 items spot-sourced between December 2022 and December 2023 passed – and others could be putting lives […]

Product Recalls/Alerts

SafetyGate In May, the EU’s rapid alert system for non-food hazardous products was ordered to recall some products from the market due to safety issues identified in various personal protective equipment (PPE) products. Here are the products subject to the recall and the risks involved: EUROPE Product category Risk type Risk description Legal Provisions (at […]

Rapid Growth Expectation in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market

Rapid Growth Expectation in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market is valued at USD 58.64 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 109.64 billion by 2032. This growth is driven by improving occupational safety regulations and increasing infrastructure investments in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa […]

The Role of Conformity Assessment in Enhancing Occupational Health and Safety through Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Perspective of the European Union

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Emre METİN STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR The Role of Conformity Assessment in Enhancing Occupational Health and Safety through Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Perspective of the European Union Introduction Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is crucial for the safety and health of workers in various and often hazardous environments of modern workplaces. From heavy […]

Placing on the market of products subject to conformity assessment B+C2

EU Commission Clarifies Market Placement Rules for PPE under B+C2 Conformity Assessment The European Commission has released a comprehensive guideline clarifying that personal protective equipment (PPE) in Category III following the B+C2 conformity assessment procedure must undergo the initial product check before being placed on the market. The guideline aligns with Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and […]

Non-registered PPE providers failing BSIF tests

Non-registered PPE providers failing BSIF tests BRITISH Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), non-member products alarming in quality checks The BSIF has alerted those responsible for procuring personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety products after recent tests on non-member products revealed the prevalence of substandard and hazardous items. Results of BSIF Tests Between December 2022 and December […]

TÜRKAK’s Activities under the ISO/IEC 17029 Standard have been Included in the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement.

TÜRKAK’s Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has been expanded to include validation and verification fields. In this context, TÜRKAK’s MLA with IAF has been updated to cover ISO/IEC 17029, ISO 14065, ISO 14066, ISO 14064-3, and ISO 14064-1/2 standards. Accreditation activities in these areas are expected to make significant contributions […]

Machinery Directive has been updated.

Machinery Directive has been updated. Under the favor of state of art, the machinery sector has become less dependent on human operators. New machines work on defined tasks and in structured environments, where they can learn to perform new actions and become more autonomous. The European Commission Report on the safety and liability implications of […]

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