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ASQ March Section Event: Randy Flinders - European Regulations

Ali Baba Restaurant - Banquet Room

17513 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344, USA

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EU Environmental Compliance:
An overview of RoHS and REACH


Presented by: Randy Flinders


No longer on the fringe of product development, environmental compliance requirements have become mainstream and expanded significantly in recent years. With global product environmental requirements being largely driven by EU regulations such as the RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) directive and the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) laws, it is very important for manufacturers of electronic equipment to understand their obligations under these regulations and the best practices for meeting those obligations.


By attending this presentation, you will:


·         Become familiar with the basic requirements of the EU RoHS and EU REACH regulations.

·         Learn about recent changes to the regulations and how those changes impact the compliance status of your products.

·         Learn why the incorporation of EU RoHS into the CE marking scheme and the publication of EN 50581 has turned RoHS compliance into a Quality Assurance endeavor – not an engineering one. 

·         Discuss best practices for implementing a cost-effective, risk based product compliance process.


Our speaker: Randy Flinders


Randy Flinders has over 25 years working in product certification and compliance, and holds a BSEE from ITT Technical Institute as well as a Certificate in Electromagnetic Compatibility from the University of Missouri-Rolla.   Randy is currently Senior Manager of Product Support and technical lead for GreenSoft Technology, a Pasadena, California-based environmental compliance services and software company.


 Randy serves as a member of several IPC standards development committees, including the 2-18 committee, the 2-18b (IPC 1752) committee, the 2-18j (IPC 1753) committee, as well as the 2-18h (IPC 1755) and E30 (IPC conflict minerals white paper) committees.  Additionally, Randy is also a delegate on the IEC TC-111 U.S. National Committee, and a named expert on the IEC 62474 committee validation and maintenance teams, as well as on the IEC 63031 standard committee. Randy has been awarded the "Distinguished Committee Service Award" for his contributions to the development of IPCs 1752A data exchange standard, and has also been recognized for his past work with the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility society and IEEE Product Safety Society, where he served as Chair of the Orange County chapters of both the IEEE EMC and Product Safety societies.


Please join us!

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 5:30 pm –  8:30 pm