R5 LMAG-CTS CTCN April 20, 2022 Meeting - Product Safety Requirements in the US


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In-Person at AARC and Live Streaming.


Product Safety Requirements in the US - Charles Goertz

To understand how the product safety requirements were developed in the United States, the history of the safety agencies will be reviewed. Next, the regulations for work place safety will be explained. This will examine the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that formed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The development of the National Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) will be covered. The different test marks that are used in the North America will be discussed. How the National Electric Code works with the requirements of OSHA and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) will be shown. The place of standards in the working of safety agencies will be discussed.



  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 Apr 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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On-line Attendance

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In-person Attendance and live streaming with Zoom.

  • Asian American Resource Center (AARC)
  • 8401 Cameron Road Austin, TX 
  • Austin , Texas
  • United States 78754
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  • Room Number: Classroom #8
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  • Starts 29 March 2022 12:01 AM
  • Ends 19 April 2022 11:59 AM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
  • No Admission Charge


Charles Goertz Charles Goertz of TUV Rheinland


Product Safety Requirements in the US


Charles Goertz spent 6 years in the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program. He was assigned to the USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642) and the USS Pargo (SSN-650) as an electronics technician. After the Navy, he worked for Texas Instruments Computer Division in manufacturing and product engineering.  In 1986, he started working as a compliance engineer at TI. Since then he has worked at Dell Computer Corp., Eaton/CID, Alliant Tech Systems and TUV Rheinland as a compliance engineer. 

Mr Goertz has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas and he is a licensed professional engineer. 


Address:Austin, Texas, United States,


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6:20 to 7:30 PM - Formal Program and Q&A. 


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