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OSHA Ignoring Principle of “Equal Treatment” for its NRTL Recognition Program

OSHA Ignoring Principle of “Equal Treatment” for its NRTL Recognition Program

No one disputes that OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Recognition Program for assuring the safety of electrical products used in the workplace performs remarkably well.  When compared to our largest trading partner, the NRTL program, which is based on premarket approval and follow-up factory surveillance, cost less, provides greater national coordination and results in a higher level of assurance than the European model which is based on unfunded post market surveillance, Read more [...]
OSHA & Third-Party Certification

OSHA & Third-Party Certification

Last week the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB) that stresses the importance of using electrical and other equipment certified by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) in workplaces. Quoting from OSHA's "Quick Takes" for the month of May, "OSHA's new Safety and Health Information Bulletin warns that workers may be exposed to serious hazards such as electrocution, burns, fires and explosions Read more [...]