SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards

CourtOccupational Safety And Health Administration
Citation86 FR 72999
Record Number2021-27802
Publication Date23 December 2021
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration
[Docket No. OSHA–2006–0040]
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of
Expansion of Recognition and
Modification to the NRTL Program’s
List of Appropriate Test Standards
AGENCY
: Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: In this notice, OSHA
announces the final decision to expand
the scope of recognition for SGS North
America, Inc., as a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Additionally, OSHA announces the
addition of four test standards to the
NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate
Test Standards.
DATES
: The expansion of the scope of
recognition becomes effective on
December 23, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Information regarding this notice is
available from the following sources:
Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank
Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of
Labor; telephone: (202) 693–1999;
email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
General and technical information:
Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director,
Office of Technical Programs and
Coordination Activities, Directorate of
Technical Support and Emergency
Management, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, U.S. Department
of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–2110;
email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA’s
web page includes information about
the NRTL Program (see http://
www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/
index.html).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Notice of Final Decision
OSHA hereby gives notice of the
expansion of the scope of recognition of
SGS of North America, Inc. (SGS), as a
NRTL. SGS’s expansion covers the
addition of eighteen test standards to
the scope of recognition. Additionally,
OSHA announces the addition of four
test standards to the NRTL Program’s
List of Appropriate Test Standards.
OSHA recognition of a 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 the scope of recognition
and is not a delegation or grant of
government authority. As a result of
recognition, employers may use
products properly approved by the
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that
require testing and certification of the
products.
The agency processes applications by
a NRTL for initial recognition, or for
expansion or renewal of this
recognition, following requirements in
Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This
appendix requires that the agency
publish two notices in the Federal
Register in processing an application. In
the first notice, OSHA announces the
application and provides a preliminary
finding and, in the second notice, the
agency provides the final decision on
the application. These notices set forth
the NRTL’s scope of recognition or
modifications of that scope. OSHA
maintains an informational web page for
each NRTL that details the scope of
recognition. These pages are available
from the agency’s website at http://
www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/
index.html.
SGS submitted an application to
OSHA to expand recognition as a NRTL
to include twenty additional test
standards on June 5, 2020 (OSHA–
2006–0040–0070). This application was
amended on June 8, 2021, to remove one
standard from the original application
(OSHA–2006–0040–0071). OSHA staff
performed a detailed analysis of the
application packet and reviewed other
pertinent information. OSHA did not
perform any on-site reviews in relation
to this application.
OSHA published the preliminary
notice announcing SGS’s expansion
application and proposed addition to
the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate
Test Standards in the Federal Register
on November 1, 2021 (86 FR 60299). As
OSHA noted therein, OSHA
preliminarily determined that one of the
standards requested in the application,
UL 4200A, Standard for Products
Incorporating Button or Coin Cell
Batteries of Lithium Technologies, does
not meet the appropriate test standard
requirements in 29 CFR 1910.7(c)
because it does not specify the safety
requirements for specific equipment or
a class of equipment as required by the
regulation. Therefore the agency did not
consider this standard in SGS’s
expansion application. The expansion
in this notice includes the remaining
eighteen standards.
The agency requested comments by
November 16, 2021, but it received no
comments in response to this notice.
OSHA now is proceeding with this final
notice to grant expansion of SGS’s scope
of recognition.
To obtain or review copies of all
public documents pertaining to SGS’s
application, go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Docket No.
OSHA–2006–0040 contains all materials
in the record concerning SGS’s
recognition. Please note: Due to the
COVID–19 pandemic, the Docket Office
is closed to the public at this time but
can be contacted at (202) 693–2350,
TTY (877) 889–5627.
II. Final Decision and Order
OSHA staff examined SGS’s
expansion application, the capability to
meet the requirements of the test
standards, and other pertinent
information. Based on a review of this
evidence, OSHA finds that SGS meets
the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for
expansion of the recognition, subject to
the specified limitation and conditions
listed. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding
with this final notice to grant expansion
of SGS’s scope of recognition. OSHA
limits the expansion of SGS’s scope of
recognition to testing and certification
of products for demonstration of
conformance to the test standard listed
in Table 1.
T
ABLE
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IST OF
A
PPROPRIATE
T
EST
S
TANDARDS FOR
I
NCLUSION IN
SGS’
S
NRTL S
COPE OF
R
ECOGNITION
Test standard Test standard title
UL 50 ...................... Enclosures for Electrical Equipment.
UL 458 .................... Power Converters/Inverters and Power Converter/Inverter Systems for Land Vehicles and Marine Crafts.
UL 1973 .................. Standard for Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxiliary Power and Light Electric Rail (LER) Applications.
UL 2054 .................. Standard for Household and Commercial Batteries.
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ABLE
1—L
IST OF
A
PPROPRIATE
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S
TANDARDS FOR
I
NCLUSION IN
SGS’
S
NRTL S
COPE OF
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ECOGNITION
Continued
Test standard Test standard title
UL 2097 .................. Reference Standard for Double Insulation Systems for Use in Electronic Equipment.
UL 2271 .................. Standard for Batteries for Use in Light Electric Vehicles (LEV) Applications.
UL 2272 * ................ Standard for Electrical Systems for Personal E-Mobility Devices.
UL 2738 .................. Standard for Induction Power Transmitters and Receivers for Use with Low Energy Products.
UL 2743 * ................ Standard for Portable Power Packs.
UL 8139 * ................ Electrical Systems of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices.
UL 1090 .................. Electric Snow Movers.
UL 1447 .................. Electric Lawn Mowers.
UL 61010–2–040 .... Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–040: Particular Re-
quirements for Sterilizers and Washer-Disinfectors Used to Treat Medical Materials.
UL 61010–2–081 .... Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use—Part 2–081:
Particular Requirements for Automatic and Semi-Automatic Laboratory Equipment for Analysis and Other Purposes.
UL 61010–2–091 .... Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use—Part 2–091:
Particular Requirements for Cabinet X-Ray Systems.
UL 61010–2–101 .... Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–101: Particular Re-
quirements for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Equipment.
UL 61010–2–201 .... Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–201: Particular Re-
quirements for Control Equipment.
UL 2849 * ................ Standard for Electrical Systems for eBikes
* Represents the standards OSHA is adding to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards (see Table 2, below).
In this notice, OSHA also announces
the addition of four new test standards
to the NRTL Program’s List of
Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2,
below, lists the test standards that are
new to the NRTL Program. OSHA has
determined that these test standards are
appropriate test standards and will
include them in the NRTL Program’s
List of Appropriate Test Standards.
T
ABLE
2—T
EST
S
TANDARDS
OSHA I
S
A
DDING TO THE
NRTL P
ROGRAM
S
L
IST OF
A
PPROPRIATE
T
EST
S
TANDARDS
Test standard Test standard title
UL 2272 .......................................... Standard for Electrical Systems and Personal E-Mobility Devices.
UL 2743 .......................................... Standard for Portable Power Packs.
UL 8139 .......................................... Electrical Systems of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices.
UL 2849 .......................................... Standard for Electrical Systems for eBikes
OSHA’s recognition of any NRTL for
a particular test standard is limited to
equipment or materials for which OSHA
standards require third-party testing and
certification before using them in the
workplace. Consequently, if a test
standard also covers any products for
which OSHA does not require such
testing and certification, a NRTL’s scope
of recognition does not include these
products.
The American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) may approve the test
standard listed above as an American
National Standard. However, for
convenience, OSHA may use the
designation of the standards-developing
organization for the standard as opposed
to the ANSI designation. Under the
NRTL Program’s policy (see OSHA
Instruction CPL 01–00–004, Chapter 2,
Section VIII), only standards determined
to be appropriate test standards may be
approved for NRTL recognition. Any
NRTL recognized for an appropriate test
standard may use either the proprietary
version of the test standard or the ANSI
version of that standard. Contact ANSI
to determine whether a test standard is
currently ANSI-approved.
A. Conditions
In addition to those conditions
already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, SGS
must abide by the following conditions
of recognition:
1. SGS must inform OSHA as soon as
possible, in writing, of any change of
ownership, facilities, or key personnel,
and of any major change in the
operations as a NRTL, and provide
details of the change(s);
2. SGS must meet all the terms of the
recognition and comply with all OSHA
policies pertaining to this recognition;
and
3. SGS must continue to meet the
requirements for recognition, including
all previously published conditions on
SGS’s scope of recognition, in all areas
for which it has recognition.
Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR
1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the scope
of recognition of SGS, subject to the
limitations and conditions specified
above. OSHA also adds four new test
standards to the NRTL Program’s List of
Appropriate Test Standards.
III. Authority and Signature
Douglas L. Parker, Assistant Secretary
of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health, authorized the preparation of
this notice. Accordingly, the agency is
issuing this notice pursuant to Section
29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s
Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393; Sept.
18, 2020), and 29 CFR 1910.7.
Signed at Washington, DC.
Douglas L. Parker,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health.
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