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Guidelines for Medical Device Safety Testing – AAMI TIR62354:2015

Our Associate Dale Hallerberg provided a short note about this recently published AAMI Guideline on Medical Device Safety Testing. AAMI has published Technical Information Report (TIR) 62354:2015 “General testing procedures for medical electrical equipment”.  This report is available from AAMI at http://my.aami.org/store/SearchResults.aspx?searchterm=62354&searchoption=ALL. This document is identical to the IEC TR 62354:2014 published last September, and gives detailed [...]

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OSHA NRTL’s approved for AAMI ES 60601-1 3rd edition + Amendment 1 (or edition 3.1)

  This post discusses NRTL’s approved for AAMI ES 60601-1 3rd ed. + A1 & can issue NRTL Marks vs which are in process. There has been a lot of activity from OSHA with respect to the NRTL (Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory) program of late for medical device testing.  UL 60601-1 is still an approved [...]

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Can an OSHA NRTL Certify to ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005/(R)2012 with Amendments Yet?

This article discusses OSHA’s release of ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005/(R)2012 + Amendments & timing of @ least 1 NRTL’s authorization to use it. On 27 March 2014 OSHA announced thru a Federal Register Final Notice that they are incorporating new test standards into the list of ‘Appropriate NRTL* Program Test Standards’.  With this announcement they have officially [...]

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IEC 60601-1 PATIENT APPLIED PARTS of MEE – Notes 1, 2, & 3 – Part 2 of 2

In this blog, we continue our discussion on Patient Applied Parts, in Part 2, by explaining the 3 notes associated with the definition of Applied Parts, 3.8 of IEC 60601-1, 3rd ed & ed. 3.1.  We use several figures to explain these critical concepts. If you need help with the IEC 60601 series of Standards, [...]

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Q&A on OSHA NRTL for AAMI ES 60601-1 3rd ed. + A1

A Q&A post based on questions in the 25 Nov ‘13 post on OSHA to Add AAMI ES 60601-1 to ‘List of Appropriate’ NRTL Program Test Standards