Understanding Allowances and “Exclusions” under R2:2013

Understanding Allowances and “Exclusions” under R2:2013

R2:2013 is a standard that sets responsible recycling practices for recycling electronics globally. Those recyclers certified under the standard can assist prospective purchasers/customers make informed decisions on what happens to electronics that are used or at the...

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Making FMEA Corrective Actions

Making FMEA Corrective Actions

During the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) process once the failure modes are identified and their Risk Priority Number (RPN) calculated it is essential to determine actions that are needed, to reduce the risks or remove the failure altogether.  These...

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Criteria for FMEA Analysis

Criteria for FMEA Analysis

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis take a process or product/service and break it down into its components or steps, to evaluate problems and their impact. These can expose problems that have been experienced or potential problems that could happen. Using the FMEA...

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Finding FMEA Failure Modes

Finding FMEA Failure Modes

The first analysis step of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis is locating the failure modes themselves within the product, service or process. Failure Modes Can Be Any of the Following:   A loss that can interrupt the continuous flow of production.  A loss of available...

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The FMEA Process

The FMEA Process

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) breaks down each step of a process or the design of a service, or product, to identify risks and possible errors that can occur. These risks can come from a variety of places such as user error, defect materials, incorrect...

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What is FMEA?

What is FMEA?

Failure Mode & Effects Analysis is a step by step risk assessment tool for identifying failures within a design (DFMEA) of a product or service and processes (PFMEA). The structured approach evaluates the level of severity, how often the failure occurs and...

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R2/ RIOS Overview

R2/ RIOS Overview

R2, or Responsible Recycling, is governed by SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International – sustainableelectronics.org ), who also has issued the RIOS standard (Recycling Industry Operating Standard). Environmental Impact of Focus Materials R2 is aimed at...

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ISO 45001: Early Adoption Progress Report

ISO 45001: Early Adoption Progress Report

ISO 45001, the international ISO standard focusing on occupational health and safety, was released in March 2018. Folks who had been previously certified to OHSAS 18001 must upgrade their system to the new standard no later than 3/12/2021, as the old OHSAS...

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What are the Requirements of OSHA?

What are the Requirements of OSHA?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency responsible for the health and safety of the majority of employees working within the US. Developed as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of...

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What is OSHA and Why is it Important?

What is OSHA and Why is it Important?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, whose primary goal is to carry out the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act) of 1970. While it has undergone several amendments since 1970, it is still used today to contribute towards ensuring every...

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