SGS gains OSHA approval for expansion of Electrical and Electronics Testing and opens new NRTL in France

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, 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.

SGS’s expanded scope now includes:
• UL 22 – Standard for Amusement and Gaming Machines
• UL 430 – Electric Waste Disposers
• UL 466 – Standard for Electric Scales
• UL 574 – Standard for Electric Oil Heaters
• UL 826 – Standard for Electric Clocks
• UL 1740 – Robots and Robotic Equipment
• UL 2524 – In-building 2-way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancements Systems
• ANSI Z83.26 – Gas-fired Outdoor Infrared Patio Heater
• ANSI Z21.58 – Outdoor Cooking Gas Appliances
• ANSI Z21.89 – Outdoor Cooking Speciality Gas Appliances
• ANSI Z83.7 – American National Standards/CSA Standard for Gas-fired construction heaters
• ANSI Z21.1 – Household Cooking Gas Appliances

Items highlighted in bold are exclusive to SGS.

These standards include those from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Underwriters Laboratory (UL).

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Silke Hilmer
Global Marketing Manager
SGS Consumer & Retail

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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 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.