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Managing safety-related compliance in differing market areas

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrevention of accidents at work : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017),
Subtitle of host publicationOctober 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
EditorsAles Bernatik, Lucie Kocurkova, Kirsten Jorgensen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis, CRC Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-17757-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-03796-0
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational conference on the prevention of accidents at work -
Duration: 13 Oct 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational conference on the prevention of accidents at work
Period13/10/17 → …


In global trade, a machine manufacturer must localize its products for different market areas and customers. It must manage a large variety of safety requirements, conformity approvals and product liability issues. The objectives of this study are to review 1) the problems experienced in managing product safety–related compliance in differing market areas and 2) the practices applied to manage compliance. The focus is on the differences in regulatory frameworks for product safety in the European Union (EU) and the United
States of America (USA) markets. The study is based on a literature review and interviews with representatives of five European machine manufacturing companies and 16 external organizations that effect on managing compliance. The legal traditions in these two market areas are very different, and the participating EU companies find that the USA market requires special care.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland