SGS has today announced 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&E products. These include two new standards for electric vehicles:
- UL 2202 – Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment
- UL 2594 – Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
John Ciliege, Global Head of NRTL, SGS said: “As electric vehicles become more common, charging stations and charging equipment as part of our infrastructure become necessary. Redundant safety features to protect the user from potential electrical and fire hazards during connection, disconnection, and charging the vehicle are imperative. It is therefore important that manufacturers and brands understand the specific safety requirements of their products and can access professional testing and certification services through our global network of OSHA approved NRTLs.”
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 OSHA’s new scope expansions comprises:
|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 Electrical & Electronic Product Services
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. Discover more at www.sgs.com/ee.
For further information, please contact:
Global Marketing Manager
Consumer and Retail, SGS
t: +1 (770) 570 1949
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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.