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Effectiveness and Balance of Compulsory and Voluntary Safety Certification of Industrial Machines and Devices
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 Title & Authors
Effectiveness and Balance of Compulsory and Voluntary Safety Certification of Industrial Machines and Devices
Choi, Gi Heung;
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 Abstract
This study first focuses on the quantitative evaluation of both compulsory and voluntary safety certification of industrial machines and devices. Based on the results of statistical analysis, effectiveness of those safety certifications were confirmed. In order to reduce both the frequency and the strength of industrial accidents associated with industrial machines and devices, major target of safety regulations needs to be shifted from users to manufacturers. Adjustment of industrial machines and devices which are subject to compulsory safety certification and implementation of risk assessment are further suggested. As for the voluntary certification, reestablishment of the concept of voluntary safety certification and balance between compulsory and voluntary certifications is discussed. Voluntary safety certification is further suggested as a mean to manage safety of industrial machines and devices which are not subject to any safety regulations.
 Keywords
compulsory safety certification;self-declaration of confirmity;voluntary safety certification;S-Mark safety certification;
 Language
Korean
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