Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 18

Slide 18


Title: NRTL Program History and Background
Type: Text Slide

  • When first adopted, OSHA regulations gave two examples of approval organizations: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FMRC)
  • In 1983, OSHA was ordered by a court to remove the specific references to UL and FMRC in a successful lawsuit brought by a private lab
  • In 1988, OSHA revised its regulations to remove the references, and established the NRTL Program to recognize other organizations as NRTLs
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