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Welcome to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program Improvement Project Home Page. The NRTL Program recognizes private sector organizations as NRTLs, and recognition signifies that the organization has met the necessary qualifications specified in the regulations for the Program. The NRTL determines that specific equipment and materials ("products") meet consensus-based standards of safety to provide the assurance, required by OSHA, that these products are safe for use in the U.S. workplace.
This web page provides stakeholders with a single resource center on NRTL Program improvement initiatives.
NRTL Stakeholder Meeting March 15, 2013
OSHA invites interested parties to attend an informal stakeholder meeting on March 15, 2013 to discuss proposed revisions to certain Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program policies. The meeting will focus on the following topics:
Information gathered at this meeting will be used to explore the development of new or revised policies, procedures, or guidelines for the NRTL Program.
The meeting will be held March 15, 2013 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Registration for the meeting will begin at 9:30am. Meeting and registration information are detailed below or in the Stakeholder Meeting Federal Register Notice (Docket Number: OSHA 2012-0055) at http://www.regulations.gov.
The NRTL Program as well conformity assessment programs in general have been the focus of several recent studies. The references below provide background information for program improvement initiatives and are provided as a point of reference.
If you need further information regarding the NRTL Program, please call (202) 693-2110 or send an email to NRTL Program.
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