SGS gains OSHA approval for electrical testing
SGS has gained Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognition for its Electrical & Electronic (E&E) product testing facilities – expanding the scope of its global Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) network.
The announcement comes as SGS opens a new NRTL testing laboratory in Aix-en-Provence, France.
OSHA aims to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards.It requires that all E&E products used in the workplace must be tested and certified to OSHA safety specifications, by a NRTL, before they can be sold on the US market. These standards include those from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
“We are proud that our state-of-the-art testing facilities and services across the globe have gained this additional recognition from OSHA and to have expanded our global network through a new NRTL in France. We’ve also extended our expertise in electric kitchen appliances and heaters with the addition of gas-fired product testing to our NRTL scope. At SGS, we are also one of the first to receive OSHA recognition for UL 2524 – the standard for In-building 2-way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems,” said John Ciliege, Global Head of NRTL, SGS.