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IEC 62368 Section 7: Hazardous Substance-Caused Injury

IEC 62368 evaluates audio, video, information, and communication technology in regards to IEC safety requirements and hazardous substances. As a certified product safety testing lab, we realize the importance of IEC 62368 product safety testing. Meeting the product safety IEC laboratory requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.

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Summary of Product Safety IEC 62368 Regulatory Testing

It is not unlikely that injuries from hazardous substances occur. To reduce the likeliness, equipment must be equipped with specific safeguards required by this standard.

Safeguards can be applied to the equipment, installation, or to a person. Safeguards can also be a learned or directed behavior intended to reduce the likelihood of the transfer of energy. Compliance in this IEC 62368 product safety standard is checked by the following.

  1. The examination of the effects the chemical has on the material of the container.
  2. Any relevant tests where there is no leakage from the container.

Scope of IEC 62368 Laboratory Compliance Testing

In order for equipment to be IEC 62368 compliant, exposure to hazardous substances must be reduced. Reduction is controlled by using containment of the substances. Containers must be sufficiently sturdy. Additionally, the containers can not be damaged or degraded by contents over the lifetime of the product.

National and regional regulations govern the use of and exposure to hazardous substances used in equipment. These regulations do not enable a practical classification of hazardous substances in the manner in which other energy sources are classified in this standard. 

For equipment that produces ozone, installation and operating instructions must indicate that precautions are taken. This is done to ensure the concentration of ozone is limited to a safe value.

Currently, the IEC 62368 test method recommends that the typical long-term exposure limit is to be calculated as an 8-hour time-weighted average concentration. Time-weighted average is the average level of exposure over a given time period.

Where safeguards are not practical, a personal safeguard and its use are provided with the equipment. This includes safeguards such as the containment of a chemical. Furthermore, where a hazardous substance is capable of causing injury, instructional safeguards are applied to the equipment.

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For more information on specific IEC 62368 product safety standards, please visit the links below.

IEC 62368 Product Safety Testing of Technology Equipment
IEC 62368 Section 5: Electrically-Caused Injury
IEC 62368 Section 6: Electrically-Caused Fire
IEC 62368 Section 7: Hazardous Substance-Caused Injury
IEC 62368 Section 8: Mechanically-Caused Injury
IEC 62368 Section 9: Thermal Burn Injury
IEC 62368 Section 10: Radiation-Caused Injury