In This Issue:
- R2v3 DRAFT Update
- New Best Management Practices
- Upcoming Conferences
R2v3 DRAFT Update
The public comment period has ended. SERI has received over 500 comments on the DRAFT R2v3. Mid-June the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is meeting in Austin to review the comments, respond and amend proposed revisions. If changes are made the public comment period will be repeated.
Greeneye Partners Co-Founder Kelley Keogh is currently serving her third consecutive 3-year term on the TAC. Prior to this she was on the R2 Committee of Experts, served as an advisor to the standard and was a Certification Body Auditor Trainer for the standard.
Our team members have spent many volunteer hours over the last 11 years working to help support the standard, give feedback to interpretations, help clients understand and manage the requirements and work on the TAC to build consensus. We’re committed to keeping our customers in the loop!
Once the standard is published we will offer webinars on the updates and our documents will be upgraded to meet the requirements. Many of our customers will be upgrading to ISO45001 concurrently with R2v3.
Our wish is for the R2v3 TAC meeting in Austin to be successful so we can all move forward to prepare for the new R2v3!
Fire Story and New Best Management Practices
A customer had a lithium battery fire a few weeks ago at night during the weekend. Surveillance camera footage established the alarm and sprinklers did not kick in until 12 mins. after smoke was clearly visible. That allowed the thermal event to get pretty hot (we know they can reach up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit) by the time First Responders had arrived. First Responders then used water which is OK but just creates more steam and obscured visibility. These were batteries in casing so unprotected terminals were not the cause. This company is very good at inspecting batteries for bloating, smoking or leaking.
Best Management Practices instituted as a result of this event were adding infrared smoke detectors to the lithium battery storage area and class D fire extinguishers have been added just inside the door. Local First Responders have been trained on how hot these fires get. All in all, a good learning event but not one we wish on anyone!
Upcoming E-Reuse and E-Scrap Conferences
Greeneye Partners on the Road
Greeneye Partners travel all over the world for audits.
Here’s a snapshot of a single malt in Edinburgh, Scotland. Cheers!
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