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Issue 03/2019

Optimizing Ex skills

Personnel certification: a success story for IECEx and one of its partners in Norway

Safety and health in the workplace, also known as occupational safety, is a fairly recent concept that can be traced back to the first industrial revolution when factory owners began to consider it as a labour-related issue. The Factory Acts of 1802, introduced out of concerns about the poor health of children working in textile mills, marks the beginning of health and safety regulation. Things have changed drastically since then and most countries around the world have enacted laws to protect their workforce, albeit with varying degrees of stringency.

2018
Issue 06/2018

A lifetime of Ex-perience

Interview with Prof Dr-Ing Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chair

In an interview with e-tech, IECEx Chair Prof Dr-Ing Thorsten Arnhold speaks about his lifelong involvement in the Ex sector and in IECEx.

Issue 04/2018

IECEE work benefits the environment, workplace and homes

Testing and certification can save energy and make life safer

Every day, whether at home, in the workplace, hospitals, airports or other public places, we come into contact with many devices and their operating systems, which we expect should function safely and reliably.

2017
Issue 08/2017

Honing skills in Ex areas

IECEx – making sense of training, assessing and certifying competence of Ex industry workers

The times when a degree was the ultimate stage in your educational development are long gone. And so are the jobs for life. People today are more likely to switch profession more than once in their lifetime. They may have to completely reinvent themselves to embrace a new career. Even when they stay in their specific domain, technological advances and the digital age in general requires adaptation and ongoing training to keep up with the fast pace of the 21st century.

2011
Issue 10/2011

Men of Ex-perience

Improving safety of hazardous areas through certified personnel competence

Testing and certification of Ex (explosive) equipment and its servicing is essential, as is the assessment and certification of competence of those individuals that install, repair and handle equipment in hazardous areas. Safety depends on it.