OPSS support new standard for battery safety

first_imgOPSS support new standard for battery safety In recent months OPSS has been working with consumers and businesses to raise awareness of the potential hazards posed to children by button batteries. This important work began following a report into undetected button battery ingestion in children by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) who recommended that:OPSS develops a strategy to improve button/coin cell battery safety by producing a fast-track standard covering/considering battery design, product casing, packaging and safe retailing practices.OPSS highlights to the general public the dangers of button/coin cell batteries.On 30 April 2021, the UK National Standards Body (BSI), sponsored by OPSS published the first standard to address the safety issues posed by button (non-lithium) and coin (lithium) batteries. The new Publicly Available Specification (PAS) standard, PAS 7055:2021, Button and coin batteries – Safety requirements – Specification, is aligned with The General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (GPSR), which requires that new and used consumer products placed on the market are safe.Download the PAS 7055:2021, Button and coin batteries – Safety requirements – Specification for free.Graham Russell, Chief Executive of the Office for Product Safety and Standards said:As product design and technology evolves, batteries are now available in a wide range of consumer products. PAS 7055 is an important step for OPSS to help protect consumers and help businesses adopt a consistent approach to product design with button batteries.The standard has been developed by a steering group of consumers and experts from battery, retail and safety industries. The steering group consisted of:British and Irish Portable Battery Association (BIPBA)British Retail Consortium (BRC)BSI Consumer and Public Interest NetworkChild Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)Davies Development and Testing LtdElectrical Safety First (ESF)National Poisons Information Service (NPIS)The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)UL LLCOffice for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS)The PAS specifies safety requirements for button and coin batteries up to 32 mm in diameter to mitigate the risk of ingestion. It also defines the safety requirements for manufacturers and producers of button and coin batteries, including the consumer products that use them, and the retailers and distributors of these products. The requirements cover labelling, instructions and packaging, alignment of safety and health warnings, merchandising, safe disposal and product safety of typical consumer products using button and coin batteries. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:accident, British, children, Download, Government, healthcare, investigation, prevention, public interest, Retail, royal society, Russell, Society, technology, testing, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography at University of Oslo

first_imgPhD Research Fellow in Human Geography at University of Oslo July 17, 2014 Published by lenka 2021 DRAPER HILLS SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM Gender Equality Research Fellowship → Deadline: 15 August 2014Open to: graduates with master’s degree in human geographyScholarship: salary in pay grade 50-57 (NOK 416 600 – 468 400 per annum)DescriptionThere is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow in human geography. The position is for a period of up to 4 years with 25 % compulsory work (primarily teaching). The Department Human Geography is divided into two core areas. Research fellows should have research interests within one or more of these areas:1. Development in third-world countries, politics, and the environment;2. Urban and regional development.EligibilityApplicants for the position of research fellow must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in human geography. The master’s thesis must has been submitted before the application deadline.ScholarshipSalary in pay grade 50-57 (NOK 416 600 – 468 400 per annum), depending on competence;A pleasant working environment;A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund;Good welfare benefits.ApplicationThe electronic application should include:A letter of application;Project proposal (5-10 pages) which should include the topic, relevant theory and methods and a work plan. If the project requires field work or data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget;CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work. The period of enrollment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified;Copies of certificates and references;Master’s thesis – please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading your thesis in the electronic application. Your thesis must therefore be uploaded as “attachment”;Complete list of publications and any academic work.The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis.For further information, please visit the official website. The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2021 +1 LinkedIn 0 2021 Senesh Fellowshipcenter_img ← International Conference ‘What Divides Europe?’ in Georgia Similar Stories Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 Reddit Tweetlast_img read more

Aaron Coleman Appointed CEO And Director Of US Auto Parts

first_imgU.S. Auto Parts Network, an online provider of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, has announced the appointment of Aaron Coleman as CEO and director, effective immediately.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementColeman, 42, has served as president of U.S. Auto Parts since October 2016 and chief operating officer since September 2010. Prior to that time, Coleman served as executive vice president of operations and chief information officer of U.S. Auto Parts from April 2008 until September 2010, and before that, as senior vice president at Blockbuster from July 2007 to April 2008. He joined Blockbuster as vice president in March 2005.Shane Evangelist, who served as U.S. Auto Parts CEO and a director since 2007, submitted his resignation to the board and strongly recommended that the board implement its succession plan and name Coleman as CEO.“The U.S. Auto Parts Board unanimously concluded that Aaron is the right choice to lead U.S. Auto Parts. Aaron’s nine years of service to U.S. Auto Parts have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does,” said Robert Majteles, chairman of the board. “We are also grateful for Shane’s service to U.S. Auto Parts and we want to thank Shane for his strategic vision and leadership, which has helped shape U.S Auto Parts as a leader in its industry. His contributions will be felt for many years to come.”Advertisement“I am proud to lead a great team and company with a clear focus on creating value for our customers, employees and shareholders,” said Coleman. “Our previously issued guidance remains on track and provides us with a strong foundation upon which to build from here. We are excited about our long-term strategic plan and believe our market opportunity will continue to grow.”last_img read more