EU-Mandated Compliance for Hazardous Substances Likely to Affect U.S. Companies

06/19/2006


July 2006 is fast approaching. This is when the European Union (EU) Directive 2002/95/EC, Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) becomes law. Many are under the false impression that this restriction of hazardous substances from all new electrical or electronic equipment only affects European Union countries.

In fact, at least 23 U.S. states are considering legislation of this type. California may have a law in place by 2007. Canada, China, Japan and Taiwan are also expected to have RoHS regulations.

The ban includes lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and PBDEs.





Product of the Year
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
May 2018
40 Under 40 winners, fire and life safety, performance-based designs, and more
April 2018
VRFs, lighting controls, BIM coordination, and more
March 2018
Sizing water pipes, ASHRAE 90.1, recovering waste heat, and more
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me