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    Labtest Certification Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2024)]
[Pages 5937-5938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-01795]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2021-0005]

Labtest Certification Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition

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 Labtest Certification Inc., as a 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of scope of recognition becomes effective on 
January 30, 2024.

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, phone: (202) 693-1999 or email: 
    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, phone: (202) 693-1911 or email: 


I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition for Labtest Certification Inc. (LCI). LCI's expansion 
covers the addition of nine test standards to the NRTL scope of 
    OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements specified in 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. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes: (1) 
the type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by the 
applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have 
the technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope. 
Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; 
however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the 
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and 
    The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition 
and for an 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. In the second notice, 
the agency provides a 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, 
including LCI, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA website at: https://www.osha.gov/nationally-recognized-testing-laboratory-program.
    LCI submitted an application dated March 8, 2022 (OSHA-2021-0005-
0005), requesting the addition of ten test standards to the NRTL scope 
of recognition. That application was updated on June 26, 2023 (OSHA-
2021-0005-0006), to remove one standard from the original submission. 
This expansion will cover the remaining nine standards. 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 LCI's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on December 1, 2023 (88 FR 83972). 
The agency requested comments by December 18, 2023, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA is now proceeding with this 
final notice to grant expansion of LCI's NRTL scope of recognition.
    To review copies of all public documents pertaining to LCI's 
application, go to http://www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket 
Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department 
of Labor at (202) 693-2350. Docket No. OSHA-2021-0005 contains all 
materials in the record concerning LCI's recognition. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection through 
the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
2350 for assistance in locating docket submissions.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined LCI'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 LCI 
meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition, subject to the limitations and conditions. OSHA, 
therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant LCI's expanded 
scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of LCI's recognition to 
include the testing and certification of products for demonstration of 
conformance to the test standards shown below in Table 1.

 Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in LCI's NRTL
                          Scope of Recognition
             Test standard                     Test standard title
UL 48..................................  Electric Signs.
UL 508.................................  Electric Industrial Control
UL 508A................................  Industrial Control Panels.
UL 61010-1.............................  Electrical Equipment for
                                          Measurement, Control and
                                          Laboratory Use; Part 1:
                                          General Requirements.
UL 62368-1.............................  Audio/Video, Information and
                                          Communication Technology
                                          Equipment--Part 1: Safety
UL 8750................................  Standard for Light Emitting
                                          Diode (LED) Equipment for Use
                                          in Lighting Products.
NFPA 496...............................  Purged and Pressurized
                                          Enclosures for Electrical
UL 1203................................  Explosion-Proof and Dust-
                                          Ignition-Proof Electrical
                                          Equipment for Use in Hazardous
                                          (Classified) Locations.
UL 121201..............................  Nonincendive Electrical
                                          Equipment for Use in Class I
                                          and II, Division 2 and Class
                                          III, Divisions 1 and 2
                                          Hazardous (Classified)

    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.

A. Conditions

    Recognition is contingent on continued compliance with 29 CFR 
1910.7, including but not limited to, abiding by the following 
conditions of recognition:
    1. LCI 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 a NRTL, and provide details of the 
    2. LCI must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. LCI must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on LCI'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 LCI as a NRTL, subject to the limitations and 
conditions specified above.

III. Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, Deputy 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. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393; Sept. 18, 2020), 
and 29 CFR 1910.7.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on January 24, 2024.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2024-01795 Filed 1-29-24; 8:45 am]