Title: Assessing the normative and the scientific approaches on product health and safety in European Union: how CE labelling constraints drive the design lifecycle

Authors: Matteo Mario Savino; Antonio Mazza; Enkhjargal Batbaatar

Addresses: Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Piazza Roma 21, 82100, Benevento – Italy ' Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Piazza Roma 21, 82100, Benevento – Italy ' Department of Health Economics and Management, School of Public Health, Health Sciences University, Ulanbataar – Mongolia

Abstract: Within the Common Market, products circulating in the European Union (EU) must have a certain standard level of safety, ensuring health for workers/customers and preserving environment. In this context, CE label is a compulsory requirement, encompassing all EU requirements relative to safety, health and environmental regulations. The objective of the present work is twofold. First, it offers a state of art for CE mark and electromagnetic compliance (EMC) both with respect to: 1) the current scientific approaches for EMC compliance in product development; 2) the current CE regulations with respect to products' sectors. Secondly, it aims to define and position all the CE labelling activities within product design lifecycle. According to the main EU Directives, the steps of the design lifecycle are newly conceived with respect to the CE compliance, offering a guideline to academics and practitioners for product development and lifecycle management under CE label constraints.

Keywords: CE mark; CE labelling; product design; product lifecycle management; PLM; electromagnetic compatibility; EMC compliance; product development; product health and safety; European Union; design lifecycle.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2014.065863

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2014 Vol.7 No.2/3, pp.166 - 183

Received: 08 Jan 2014
Accepted: 22 Apr 2014

Published online: 25 Nov 2014 *

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