SGS has secured approval from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test and certify against an expanded scope of Electrical and Electronic products destined for the US market.
Through its global network of Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs), SGS can now test and certify against a further twenty OSHA standards for E and E products. These include four standards and products specifically for tools:
John Ciliege, Global Head of NRTL, SGS said: "I am pleased to announce that SGS's NRTL program has expanded in line with OSHA's new safety standards. Our specialized teams of local experts offer a range of services to manufacturers and retailers in the electronics industry, including for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery."
OSHA aims to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards. OSHA's standards contain requirements for NRTL product testing and certification for 39 product types. For example, in 29 CFR 1910.303, OSHA requires NRTL approval for many kinds of electrical equipment when they are used in the workplace.
The full list of SGS's new scope expansions includes:
|UL 773A||Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control|
|UL 1241||Junction Boxes for Swimming Pool Lighting Fixtures|
|UL 1977||Component Connectors for Use in Data, Signal, Control and Power Applications|
|UL 1994||Low-Level Path Marking and Lighting Systems|
|UL 1776||Standard for High-Pressure Cleaning Machines|
|UL 141||Garment Finishing Machines|
|UL 283||Air Fresheners and Deodorizers|
|UL 399||Drinking Water Coolers|
|UL 484||Room Air Conditioners|
|UL 778||Motor-Operated Water Pumps|
|UL 1030||Sheathed Heating Elements|
|UL 1042||Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment|
|UL 1081||Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters and Chlorinators|
|UL 2202||Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment|
|UL 2594||Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment|
|UL 62841-2-8 *||Safety Requirements for Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Shears and Nibblers|
|UL 62841-2-11 *||Safety Requirements for Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Reciprocating Saws|
|UL 62841-3-4 *||Safety Requirements for Particular Requirements for Transportable Bench Grinders|
|UL 62841-3-6 *||Safety Requirements for Particular Requirements for Transportable Diamond Drills with Liquid System|
Entries marked * are exclusive to SGS.
SGS offers a range of services to help manufacturers and retailers ensure their electrical and electronic (EE) products comply with OSHA and other government requirements. We are accredited to test and certify a wide variety of products, including power tools, household appliances, lighting, medical equipment, batteries, IT equipment, audio-visual equipment, and products for hazardous and potentially explosive environments. Once a product has been certified it can bear our SGS North America Listed Mark.
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