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Legal Requirements

    • tk 1/06 1/2006

      Roland Schmeling: Caution – warning ahead!

      Safety and warning notices form the most important elements of user information wherever safety and [product liability are concerned. A carefully  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 6/2005

      Tilo Ried: Standard Structure for Documentation of Machines and Plants

      With the aim of establishing a industry-wide "Reference Structure for Product Documentation and Information Exchange in Machines and Plants  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2005

      Kenneth S. Kilimnik: Product Liability in the USA

      A lot is said about American product liability. Some call it a bottomless pit gouging the pockets of hapless manufacturers. A closer look at the legal  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2005

      Martin Galbierz: GPSG Seeks More Control

      Germany is the foremost when it comes to product recalls. In no other country in the EU are so many products recalled from circulation or improved  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 3/2005

      Jens-Uwe Heuer: Fleeing From the Global World?

      Globalization and internationalization have resulted in widespread usage of English as the universal language, so that even in the German language,  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 2/2005

      Carl-Heinz Gabriel: A Guide To Norms And Standards

      National and international institutions have not only created numerous standards that concern either in parts or entirely with technical  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 WS 2/2004

      Jochen Fischer: CE compliant general and specific Safety Instructions


    • technische kommunikation 1/2005

      Martin Galbierz: Ten Questions on GPSG

      In May 2004, the Gadget and Product Safety Law – known as Geräte- und Produktsicherheitsgesetz (GPSG) came into force in Germany. An inherent part of  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FV 5/2004

      Jens-Uwe Heuer: Legal Aspects of Technical Standards and the Organization’s Legal Accountability for Technical Documentation

      Our times today necessitate awareness for safety in all walks of life. This is particularly imperative for providing security against legal risks.  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FV 66/2004

      Carl-Heinz Gabriel: The New tekom Guideline for Safety Instructions in Operating Manuals

      The EU directive 92/58/EWG of 24th June 1992 clearly defines the notification on occupational Safety and Health Safeguards. In Germany, this has been  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FV 7/2004

      Roland Schmeling: ANSI, ISO or Something Else?

      Warning messages alert us against a hazard that may be triggered by a product when being used in a given situation. However, it can be contained by  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 6/2004

      Ulrich Thiele: New Edition of a Classic

      The first version of the VDI Guideline 4500 appeared in 1995. These guidelines provide valuable inputs for almost all areas of technical  [...]

    • 2003

      Jens-Uwe Heuer: Current developments in product safety laws

      For a relatively long period of time, so-called product safety laws did not cause much of a stir. Nevertheless, these laws are of great practical  [...]

    • 2004

      Alexander Drewes: Content of the regulations of the equality law for disabled German citizens

      With the creation of the equality law for disabled persons (BGG) which came into effect on 01 May 2002, the current ruling coalition in Berlin  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 3/2004

      Jens-Uwe Heuer: Legal aspects of the Eastern Expansion

      The Czech and Slovak Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Malta and Cyprus are the new members of the European Union. Right on time,  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 3/2004

      Carl-Heinz Gabriel: New standard for machines

      The DIN EN 292 standard is one of the earliest standards to be harmonized for entire Europe. Meanwhile the standard is old and a follow-up to it is  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2003

      Carl-Heinz Gabriel: The backbone of the internal market

      Standards are an indispensable component on the road towards European harmonization. Standardization removes trade barriers and holds the common  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2003

      Jens-Uwe Heuer: More protection for the user

      25 years of technical communication are linked to a comprehensive legal development of individual judicial rulings from product safety to a  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 1/2004

      Carl-Otto Bauer: Product Monitoring in the USA

      USA has intensified its conditions for product monitoring of motor vehicles and motor vehicle accessories. This legal initiative has been triggered by  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 2/2004

      Martin Galbierz: Consumer Rights Strengthened

      By 1.5.2004 the rights of the consumer were strengthened by the legislature. By this date the new Act for Instruments and Product safety came into  [...]