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OSHA considering changes to NRTL program

Last fall, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a stakeholders’ meeting that attracted over 100 attendees from more than 50 organizations to discuss questions and options for changes to OSHA’s Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) program.

The NRTL program is now over 25 years old and in need of updates to keep up with the changing demands of both manufacturers and employees, so OSHA is embarking on a multi-year plan to update and modernize the program. The stakeholders’ meeting was held to get input from vendors, customers and the NRTLs.

Proposed changes include a common certification mark that would identify a device as NRTL-certified, regardless of which NRTL did the testing, as well as changes leveling the playing field between UL and competitor NRTLs.


Article from OSHA Today

OSHA information page about the NRTL Program improvement project