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  • Publication Date:
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    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    79:62676-62677
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  • Title:
    Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 202 (Monday, October 20, 2014)][Notices][Pages 62676-62677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24856]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039]


Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of 
Recognition

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand 
the scope of recognition for Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., as a 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
October 20, 2014.

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, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Room N-3647, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, 
Acting 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, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210; 
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 Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA), as an NRTL. 
ITSNA's expansion covers the addition of two test standards to its 
scope of recognition.
    OSHA recognition of an 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 its 
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 an 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 its preliminary finding and, in the second 
notice, the Agency provides its 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 its scope of recognition. These pages are 
available from the Agency's Web site at 
http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    ITSNA submitted an application, dated January 29, 2014 (OSHA-2007-
0039-0017, Exhibit 1--Intertek Scope Expansion Request for AAMI ES60601 
& UL 1004-1), to expand its recognition to include two additional test 
standards. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed 
other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews 
in relation to this application.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing ITSNA's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on July 14, 2014 (79 FR 40782). The 
Agency requested comments by July 29, 2014, but it received no comments 
in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final 
notice to grant expansion of ITSNA's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the ITSNA's application, go to www.regulations.gov or contact the 
Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2625, 
Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039 contains all materials 
in the record concerning ITSNA's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined ITSNA's expansion application, its capability 
to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that 
ITSNA meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below. 
OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant ITSNA's 
scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of ITSNA's recognition 
to testing and certification of products for demonstration of 
conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1 below.

         Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in ITSNA's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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                 Test standard                                         Test standard title
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ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1: 2005/(R)2012..............  Medical electrical equipment, Part 1: General requirements for
                                                  basic safety and essential performance (with amendments).
UL 1004-1......................................  Rotating Electrical Machines--General Requirements.
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    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, an 
NRTL's scope of recognition does not include these products.
    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the 
test standards listed above as American National Standards. However, 
for convenience, we 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 1-0.3, Appendix C, 
paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular 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,
ITSNA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. ITSNA must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any 
change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major 
change in its operations as an NRTL, and provide details of the 
change(s);
    2. ITSNA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. ITSNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on ITSNA'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 ITSNA, subject to the limitation and conditions 
specified above.

III. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. 
Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 
657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 
2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on October 14, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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