The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society focuses on the theory, design, development and
practical implementation of product safety engineering methodologies and
techniques for equipment and devices. This includes the study and application of
analysis, techniques, construction topologies, testing methodologies, conformity
assessments and hazard evaluations. The Society provides a focus for cooperative
activities, including the promotion of product safety engineering for the
benefit of humanity.
This society targets design professionals and design
engineers interested in electrical product safety. The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society addresses
safety engineering for equipment and devices used in the scientific, engineering, industrial, commercial and
residential arenas. It allows engineers and other technical professionals an opportunity to discuss and disseminate technical information, to enhance professional skills, and to provide outreach to engineers,
students and others with an interest
in the field. Find out
about membership and the benefits of being an IEEE and Product Safety
Engineering Society member. Why be a member?
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The 2014 Symposium will held be in Santa Clara, CA and
the General Chair is Mr. Kevin Ravo. The 2014 ISPCE is a special
event for PSES, as this marks the 10th Anniversary of the Symposium. We
have chosen to go back to our roots in Santa Clara for this special
event. Download the Call for
Papers for more information.
Call for PSES Board of Directors Nominations
Candidate nominations are now being accepted for the
2014 IEEE Annual Elections ballot for Director-at-Large positions on the
IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) Board of Directors for a
three year term, beginning January 1, 2015. In accordance with the
bylaws, nominations may be made by the Nominations and Appointments
(N&A) Committee or by petition by individual voting members. Candidates
who plan to run should contact the N&A Committee Chair
as soon as possible and provide their full name, IEEE # and
Grade. Deadline is 30-May-2014. For details refer to the
Call For Nominations.
Please use the
Nominations Form to nominate yourself or another member.
The 10th incarnation of the IEEE Symposium on Product
Compliance Engineering was held in Austin Texas on October 7, 8 and
9, 2013. Building upon the enthusiasm and success of the recently
completed Symposium held in Portland Oregon, the 2013 event included
presentations given by industry experts covering diverse topics such as
General Compliance, Leadership, ITE Compliance, Forensics, Medical
Devices, and Risk Assessment. The Keynote Speaker was Joe Bhatia,
President and CEO of ANSI (American National Standards Institute).
More pictures from the symposium and previous
symposiums are available here.
The 2015 Symposium will held be in Chicago, IL and
the General Chair is Mr. John Allen.
The 2016 Symposium will be held in Vancouver.
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For detailed reasons read this article by Elya
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and a virtual community (http://product-compliance.oc.ieee.org/).
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Current issues of the Product Safety Engineering
Newsletter are available on the Society Members
Only page of this web site.
Back issues of Product
Safety Engineering Society newsletters (older than one year) are posted
on the Newsletter page and are accessible
Also on the
Newsletter page are issues of the old
Product Safety Newsletter
from 1988 through 1998 that have been collected by members of the
Product Safety Engineering Society and provided as a service to the
product safety community.
The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
is seeking authors to write articles and papers for our
Newsletter. Refer to the
page or download the
author's guide. To advertise in the newsletter download
the advertising brochure.
The IEEE has a social networking product from Ramius
called Sixent. Our forum is called the
IEEE Product Compliance
Forum and concentrates on EMC, Safety and Regulatory issues. The
Forum was originally founded to discuss product safety issues, however
it now covers EMC and other world-wide product regulatory issues. This
is a companion tool to the emc-pstc email list.
You do not have to be a member of the IEEE, EMCS, or PSES to participate
in these discussion groups. We hope if you are not a member you will
find them of enough value to become a member.
is a business contact networking website. It specializes in
interconnecting a network of experienced professionals from around the
world. The Product Safety Engineering Society created a group on
LinkedIn in March 2008 and there are currently over 2500 members of that
group. The primary uses of LinkedIn by PSES is to promote the Society,
allow members already on LinkedIn to expand their network, post or look
for jobs, and hold online discussions with likeminded individuals. IEEE
membership is not required to join the group. There are other compliance
related groups on LinkedIn as well groups for colleges, companies, and
more. Do a search for the group “IEEE Product Safety Engineering
Society” and join us on
LinkedIn. It is great resource for expanding your own
Product Safety Engineering Society has a group on Facebook. We are
listed as a group under the Professional Organizations category.
Do a search for the group “IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society” on
www.facebook.com and help us
expand our presence and get the word out about our Society.
If you are interested in assisting us in
the administration of one of the groups on the social networking sites
like LinkedIn or Facebook, please
or one of the existing group
administrators. Responsibilities include accepting new member requests
and monitoring sites for appropriateness of material submitted by users.
The ideal candidate would be someone who frequents and is active in a
particular group or site.
A History Committee has been formed.
Visit our History Web Page for more
To find out more about our
society, read about the IEEE Product Safety
Engineering Society formation history and our
first organizational meetings. There is also a
Wikipedia entry for the
IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society.
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