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Safety and Connectivity

Policy Isssue

Safety and Connectivity


16 February 2022
  • Safety and Connectivity
The European Commission has opened the call for evidence on the review of the RoHS Directive, which limits the use of certain harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Feedback can be submitted until 14 March 2022....
1 min read
08 February 2022
  • Safety and Connectivity
A leaked version of the proposal for a Data Act has become available but it may still change ahead of its publication. Manufacturers of connected products will be subject to this act. The first analysis by Orgalim is included below....
4 min read
03 August 2021
  • Safety and Connectivity
Taking into account the changes introduced by the GAR (EU 2016/426), the Commission considers it necessary to request the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) to review existing harmonised standards and to adopt necessary amendments or revisions to these stand...
1 min read
08 July 2021
  • Safety and Connectivity
CEN and CENELEC are hosting a webinar that will provide participants with practical information regarding the preparation of CEN & CENELEC harmonised standards to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) under the Machinery Directive....
1 min read
10 May 2021
  • Safety and Connectivity
On 21 April, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on machinery products. This Regulation would have the effect of repealing and replacing the so-called Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). The proposal is open for feedback from the public until 5 July...
2 min read
16 March 2021
  • Safety and Connectivity
The Machinery Directive describes the legal rules that a manufacturer must follow when building machines for the European market. From time to time, the list of the related harmonised standards is updated. The most recent update was on 3 March 2021....
2 min read
15 February 2021
  • Safety and Connectivity
The latest references to the harmonised standards for pressure equipment were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 10 February 2021. They include relevant references for refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps....
1 min read
22 January 2021
  • Safety and Connectivity
The revision of the 2016 Directive on network and information systems sets cybersecurity risks management and reporting obligations to companies, including companies in the HVACR sector. The proposal of the European Commission is now being examined and amended by the Co...
3 min read
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