KOSHA certification for PROGNOST®-SILver

KOSHA Certification: Safeguarding Workers in South Korea

The Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) certification is a crucial standard for workplace safety in South Korea. It encompasses a range of certifications, including the KCs (KOSHA) certification, which is vital for machinery and personal protective equipment.

Introduced in 1981, the KCs certification initially covered personal protective equipment (PPE) and expanded to include machinery in 1987. It’s designed to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of workers by adhering to strict safety standards during the construction, manufacturing, and operation of potentially hazardous machines and PPE.

Products that require KCs certification include various machinery like injection molding machines, milling machines, industrial robots, and safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, and masks. Without the KCs certification, these products cannot be imported or operated in South Korea, and non-compliance can lead to severe penalties, including recalls or dismantling of the machinery.

The certification process typically involves application submission, product testing according to Korean standards, and possibly factory inspections. It’s a testament to a product’s compliance with South Korean safety regulations, ensuring the protection of workers’ health and safety.

For businesses exporting to South Korea, understanding and obtaining KOSHA certification is essential for legal operation and demonstrating a commitment to safety.

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