New Hazard Based Standard: IEC 62368-1
In January 2010, IEC 62368-1 Ed 1.0: Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment – Safety Requirements, was published as an International Standard. Not only will this new standard replace the current standards for these product categories, it is also an important milestone for safety standards to move from the traditional, prescriptive approach to a new, hazard-based approach that emphasizes safety design in the early product development phase.
More recently, the U.S. and Canadian bi-national version of the IEC standard, CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1/UL 62368-1 was published on February 17, 2012.
The earlier manufacturers understand the Hazard Based Safety Engineering (HBSE) concept, the faster they can meet the challenges and transition to the new standard smoothly.
UL has been serving on various national committees involved in the development of IEC 62368-1 and is your resource for HBSE knowledge and information on hazard-based standards development.