OSHA Approves NRTL Scope Expansion for SGS North America
SGS North America’s National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) scope expansion has been approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
SGS can now certify additional electrical and electronic products in the household, cosmetic and personal care products categories, as well as equipment classified for use in hazardous locations, in accordance with the following Standards:
|Test standard||Test standard title|
|UL 676||Underwater Luminaires and Submersible Junction Boxes|
|UL 783||Electric Flashlights and Lanterns for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations|
|UL 982||Motor-Operated Household Food Preparing Machines|
|UL 1026||Electric Household Cooking and Food Serving Appliances|
|UL 1028||Hair Clipping and Shaving Appliances|
|UL 1088||Temporary Lighting Strings|
|UL 1431||Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances|
|UL 1786||Direct Plug-In Nightlights|
|ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1: 2005/(R)2012||Medical electrical equipment—Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance (with amendments)|
|FM 3600||Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations—General Requirements|
|FM 3610||Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations|
|FM 3611||Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2, and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2, Hazardous (Classified) Locations|
|NFPA 496||Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment|
“This addition to our OSHA scope allows us to provide even more certifying solutions to electrical and electronic products customers for the US market,” said Nicholas Bachere, SGS North America Managing Director. “This expansion compliments our global certification solutions for these types of products. We look forward to further expanding our capabilities in this area.”
This scope expansion is the latest advancement in the growing capabilities of the state-of-the-art SGS testing facility in Suwannee, GA. This facility offers the full suite of services and covers a wide range of products including audiovisual, IT, wireless, medical, household, lighting, and other consumer and industrial electrical equipment. Services include:
- International Type Approvals for Global Market Entry
- Product Safety Testing & Certification
- Battery Testing and Certification
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), FCC Compliance
- Intrinsic Safety/Hazardous Locations Testing and Certification
- Wireless Testing (RF, SAR, etc.)
- Energy Star Testing and Certification
- Performance Testing
- Field Labeling
The SGS Suwanee laboratory’s full OSHA NRTL scope is available on the OSHA website.
OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified by 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition, and is not a delegation or grant of government authority.
About SGS Testing and Safety for Consumer Goods
SGS Consumer Testing Services is a division of the SGS Group. The company’s comprehensive testing, product inspection, process assessment and technical services cover the entire supply chain from product development to retailing for electrical products, wireless products, soft line products, hard line products and food products. SGS’s global network and expertise provides a single consolidated source that can help manufacturers, suppliers and retailers reduce risk, improve efficiency and product quality, and ensure compliance to both national and international standards.
For further information about Consumer Testing Services, please contact an SGS expert.
SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS Marketing Manager CTS North America
291 Fairfield Ave
t: +1 973 461 7932
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.