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Mexico Proposes New Standards for Hydraulic Jacks, Certain Safety Glass

The Mexican government is assessing the possibility of establishing new mandatory standards for domestically-produced and imported hydraulic bottle jacks and safety glass used in construction activities. The proposal on hydraulic bottle jacks with a capacity of up to 30 tonnes used to lift, lower or move heavy loads (PROY-NOM-114-SCFI-2015) includes requirements regarding classification, technical specifications, sampling and test methods, commercial information and safety marking, conformity assessment procedures and enforcement.

Aimed principally at reducing the risk of injury to people from broken glass, the safety glass proposal (PROY-NOM-146-SCFI-2015) covers safety glass used in construction and facilities and finishes thereof and includes provisions on classification and designation, technical specifications, sampling, test methods, commercial information, conformity assessment and enforcement. Input on these proposals may be submitted by 12 June and 18 June, respectively.

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