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• Publication Date: 03/03/1994
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 59:10173-10180
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Canadian Standards Association

[Docket No. NRTL-2-92]

Canadian Standards Association

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTIONS: Notice of application for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, and preliminary finding.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of the Canadian Standards Association for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding.

DATES: The last date for interested parties to submit comments is May 2, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., room N3653, Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., room N3653, Washington, DC 20210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has made application pursuant to section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, (84 Stat. 1593, 29 U.S.C. 655), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-90 (55 FR 9033), and 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition of the following facilities as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.

The addresses of the laboratories covered by this application are:

Canadian Standards Association, Pointe-Claire (Montreal)

Facility, 865 Ellingham Street, Pointe-Claire (Montreal), Quebec H9R 5E8, Canada.

Canadian Standards Association, Richmond (Vancouver) Facility,

13799 Commerce Parkway, Richmond (Vancouver), British Columbia V6V 2N9, Canada.

Canadian Standards Association, Edmonton Facility, 1707-94th

Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1E6, Canada. Canadian Standards Association, Moncton Facility, 40 Rooney Cresent, Moncton, New Brunswick E1E 4M3, Canada.

Canadian Standards Association, Winnipeg Facility, 50

Paramount Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2W3, Canada.

CSA originally applied for recognition as an NRTL in 1989. In order to expedite the recognition procedure, CSA subsequently amended its application to allow the Agency to follow a multi-phase approach. Thus CSA requested initial recognition for its Rexdale (Toronto) facility only and requested that the scope of the application be limited to in-house testing only. CSA's Rexdale (Toronto) facility was accredited by OSHA as an NRTL on December 24, 1992 (57 FR 61452). The second phase of the CSA recognition involves the CSA facilities listed above and this recognition would also be limited to in-house testing only. It is contemplated that recognition of CSA's overseas facilities will be handled separately in a third phase in the future.

Regarding the merits of this application, the Canadian Standards Association contends that it meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition in the areas of testing which it has specified.

The applicant states that for each item of equipment or material to be certified, it has the capability (including proper testing equipment and facilities, trained staff, written testing procedures, and calibration and quality control programs) to perform testing and examination of equipment and materials for workplace safety purposes to determine conformance with appropriate test standards.

CSA's application contains sections dealing with background and history; the Certification and Testing (C&T) Division structure; affiliation including a statement of independence; personnel, including experience and expertise, training, a list of key personnel, position descriptions and resumes; the certification process, including testing and evaluation, certification, reports and records and the service agreement; the field services program, including follow-up inspections, re-examination testing and field monitoring; certification services, including prototype (model) certification; testing experience, including recognition by other bodies; control programs, including the quality assurance program, control of technical and quality records, handling and storage/packaging and shipping, and test procedures; laboratory test equipment and calibration of this equipment; facilities; and, finally, CSA's appeal process, the comprehensive system for handling complaints and ultimately providing an unbiased review of any controversial matter.

Montreal (Pointe Claire) Facility

The Montreal (Pointe Claire) facility houses the Standards Sales, Finance and Administration, Quality Assurance, and the Certification and Testing Division of the Eastern Operations. Approximately 75 employees are located at this facility, which is owned by CSA and consists of a two-story building covering 23,000 square feet. About 5,500 square feet of floor space is allocated to product testing. The applicant has been at this location since 1982.

All necessary utilities are available at this site. There is a written procedure for the receipt, retention, and disposal of samples for testing. Visitors to the facility are closely supervised and must be escorted throughout the premises. There are continuous 24-hour alarm systems for fire and security, and entry is controlled for staff members entering the facility after hours.

Most testing equipment is available in the laboratory to perform testing in accordance with the standards. When such equipment is not available, the testing is either subcontracted to the Rexdale facility or the equipment is purchased as necessary. The calibration laboratory maintains inventory lists that identify over 4,000 pieces of equipment.

All other aspects of the testing and certification process, including test and evaluation procedures, test reports, records, quality assurance, follow-up listing program, and details concerning personnel, are addressed in the On-Site Review Report (Survey) of the Montreal (Pointe Claire) facility, Ex. 10.A.(1).

Vancouver (Richmond) Facility

The Vancouver (Richmond) facility consists of some 56,600 square feet of owned office space of which 6,195 square feet is utilized for product testing. CSA has been at this new location since May 1992. There are some 110 employees located at this facility.

All necessary utilities are available at this site. There is a written procedure for the receipt retention, and disposal of samples for testing. Visitors to the facility are closely supervised and must be escorted throughout the premises. Fire protection is provided by a sprinkler system, over 60 fire extinguishers, pull stations, and a fire detection system that is monitored 24 hours a day. Entry is controlled for staff members entering the facility after hours by an ADT card reader and alarm.

Most testing equipment is available in the laboratory to perform testing in accordance with the standards. When such equipment is not available, the equipment is purchased as necessary. The laboratory maintains inventory lists that identify over 500 pieces of equipment.

All other aspects of the testing and certification process, including test and evaluation procedures, test reports, records, quality assurance, follow-up listing program, and details concerning personnel, are addressed in the On-Site Review Report (Survey) of the Vancouver (Richmond) facility, Ex. 10.A.(1).

Edmonton Facility

The Edmonton facility is under the direction of the Pacific Operations, which is headquartered in Vancouver.

CSA owns some 13,067 square feet of office space at the Edmonton Facility, of which 1,819 square feet are allocated for product testing. This location has been operational since 1985.

All necessary utilities are available at this site. There is a written procedure for the receipt, retention, and disposal of samples for testing. Visitors to the facility are closely supervised and must be escorted throughout the premises. Fire protection is provided by a monitoring system that alerts the local fire department in the event of a fire, and entry is controlled for staff members entering the facility after hours, by means of an entry alarm system.

Most testing equipment is available in the laboratory to perform testing in accordance with the standards. When such equipment is not available, the equipment is purchased as necessary. Annual operating budgets are designed to provide for funding of necessary testing equipment. The laboratory maintains inventory lists that identify over 300 pieces of equipment.

All other aspects of the testing and certification process, including test and evaluation procedures, test reports, records, quality assurance, follow-up listing program, and details concerning personnel, are addressed in the On-Site Review Report (Survey) of the Edmonton facility, Ex. 10.A.(2).

Moncton Facility

The Moncton facility is under the direction of the Montreal facility as part of the Eastern Operations.

The facilities are leased and consist of approximately 6,750 square feet of office and laboratory space plus an annex of some 1,600 square feet of additional office space.

All necessary utilities are available at this site. There is a written procedure for the receipt, retention, and disposal of samples for testing. Visitors to the facility are closely supervised and must be escorted throughout the premises. Fire protection of the facility is provided by an automatic fire sprinkler system located throughout the building, and entry is controlled for staff members entering the facility after hours. There is also a 24-hour alarm system.

Most testing equipment is available in the laboratory to perform testing in accordance with the standards. When such equipment is not available, the testing is subcontracted to the Rexdale facility or the equipment is purchased as necessary. Annual operating budgets are designed to provide for funding of necessary testing equipment. The laboratory maintains inventory lists that identify over 300 pieces of equipment.

All other aspects of the testing and certification process, including test and evaluation procedures, test reports, records, quality assurance, follow-up listing program, and details concerning personnel, are addressed in the On-Site Review Report (Survey) of the Moncton facility, Ex. 10.A.(2).

Winnipeg Facility

The Winnipeg facility is under the direction of the Rexdale facility as part of the Central Operations.

The facility is leased and consists of some 10,000 square feet of space, of which approximately 4,000 square feet is allocated as a test laboratory. CSA has made use of this facility for about 35 years providing certification services in the electrical and mechanical fields.

All necessary utilities are available at this site. There is a written procedure for the receipt, retention, and disposal of samples for testing. Visitors to the facility are closely supervised and must be escorted throughout the premises. Fire and burglar alarm systems are on line. Entry is controlled for staff members entering the facility after hours.

All other aspects of the testing and certification process, including test and evaluation procedures, test reports, records, quality assurance, follow-up listing program, and details concerning personnel, are addressed in the On-Site Review Report (Survey) of the Winnipeg facility, Ex. 10.A.(2).

The applicant states that CSA is an independent, not-for-profit membership association, without share capital, incorporated under the laws of Canada in 1919, engaged in developing national standards and providing a certification service for manufacturers wishing to have their products certified as complying with national standards or standards of foreign countries. The applicant states further that the organization has no affiliation with manufacturers or suppliers of the products submitted for testing and certification. Several documents are submitted as a part of the CSA up-to-date application to address the issue of independence. (See Ex. 2.K.).

The Canadian Standards Association claims that it maintains effective procedures for producing creditable findings or reports that are objective and without bias. The C&T Division maintains a quality assurance (QA) system for CSA's world-wide network. The QA Program of the Testing Laboratory is registered by Quality Management Institute (QMI) to ISO 9003 and Z299.3. The Corporate Engineering and Quality Assurance (EQA) Group has the responsibility and authority for overseeing all activities related to the Quality Program. The object of the QA system is to ensure technical excellence, consistency of interpretation and application of standards, consistency of implementation of certification programs and procedures, the integrity of the CSA Mark, and continuous improvement. In addition, the QA System is designed to meet National and International Accreditation Criteria. The QA System is documented as follows:

- "Quality Assurance Policy Manual" (QAPM). It contains the quality policies for the Certification and Testing Division and establishes the responsibility for implementation of these policies.

- "Quality Assurance Manual" (QAM). These manuals describe in detail the system and procedures outlined in the QAPM. They are issued by each Operation Unit after approval by EQA.

- "Divisional Quality Documents" (DQDs). They are issued and controlled by Engineering and Quality Assurance (EQA) and consist of additional operating procedures and guidelines to be used by operations staff.

Permanent records are compiled to document all technical and quality related activities of the Certification and Testing Division. The system for controlling all technical and quality records is described in the Quality Assurance Manuals for each CSA Office.

CSA claims that it has a comprehensive system for handling complaints and ultimately providing an unbiased review of any controversial matter. All complaints and disputes shall be resolved, whenever possible, by those directly involved with the work contested or at the level of authority appropriate for the nature of the complaint/dispute. If the issue cannot be resolved, there are specific steps, including appeals, which may be followed.

The applicant states that it provides for the implementation of control procedures for identifying the listed and labeled equipment or materials, inspection of the production run of such items at factories for product evaluation purposes to assure conformance with applicable test standards, and the conducting of field inspections to monitor and to assure the proper use of its identifying mark or labels on products. A submitter must enter into a written contract (service agreement) with CSA to permit the use of the CSA Mark on the product. This agreement clearly specifies the submitter's responsibilities and the terms and conditions for maintaining certification, such as the right of access by CSA inspection staff to listed factories, or notifying CSA when changes are made to certified products. These terms and conditions are designed to protect the integrity of the CSA Marks. CSA establishes a comprehensive field services program to ensure that manufactured products bearing any of the CSA Marks continue to meet the applicable requirements. The program consists of three elements:

Follow-up Inspections; Re-examination Testing; and Field Monitoring.

Follow-up inspections are conducted at the point of manufacturing and labeling to ensure, among other things, that:

- The CSA Mark is applied only to certified products; - That the terms of the Agreement are met when the CSA Mark is used;

- Defects noted during previous inspections have been corrected;

- The manufacturer is aware of any new services, requirements, and effective dates;

The inspections are unaccounted and are based on performing a minimum of four inspections per factory per year. The frequency varies with production volumes, the types of products and the manufacturer's track record.

When products fail to meet the requirements, Field Service Representatives take action to have the manufacturer correct the defect immediately, quarantine the stock until the products can be reworked or re-evaluated by certification staff, and remove the CSA Mark from the product.

In cases where it is difficult to determine if a product or component complies with the requirements strictly by visual examination, such products are re-examined and tested on a yearly basis.

CSA has an independent, special investigation unit, the Audits and Investigations Group, to monitor products in the field, investigate field complaints, and produce feedback to the standards writing and certification process.

Background

According to the applicant, the Canadian Standards Association is an independent, not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors selected by the membership, providing integrated services in the fields of standards development and conformity assessment. The Standards Division of CSA is responsible for the administration of the development of voluntary consensus standards. The Certification and Testing Division provides conformity assessment programs including laboratory testing, certification, inspection and quality management services. The organization started out in 1919 as the Canadian Engineering Standards Association (CESA), which was changed in 1944 to the present name.

The applicant states that during the last 70 years, CSA has developed more than 1,400 standards and codes which cover industrial and consumer products and services in a wide range of product areas. In 1940, CSA began to test and certify products and today is an international organization with more than 9,000 volunteer members from 20 countries representing, among others, consumers, and regulators. They are supported by a staff of approximately 1,000 employees.

Again according to the applicant, over 14,000 manufacturers worldwide use CSA's testing and certification services, and the CSA Certification Mark appears on over one billion products a year. CSA processes some 36,000 engineering projects, and the inspection staff makes follow-up visits to some 19,000 factories in almost 60 different countries, each year.

The Rexdale Facility contains the corporate headquarters, the Standards Division, the Finance and Administration Division, and the Certification and Testing Division. The Rexdale facility houses the Central Region Office and the headquarters of the Central Operations. Central Operations includes the Prairie Region (Winnipeg) and the Central Region (Rexdale). The explosion testing laboratory in Ottawa (under the control of the Canadian Department of Energy, Mines and Resources), where CSA performs explosion testing, is monitored out of the Central Region.

The Montreal (Pointe Claire) facility houses the Eastern Region Office and the headquarters of the Eastern Operations. Eastern Operations includes the Eastern Region (Pointe Claire) and the Atlantic Region (Moncton). The Eastern Region and Atlantic Region maintain testing and inspection facilities for Eastern North America.

The Vancouver (Richmond) facility houses the Pacific Region Office and the headquarters of the Pacific Operations. Pacific Operations include the Pacific Region (Richmond), and the Western Region (Edmonton). The Pacific Region and Western Region maintain testing and inspection facilities for Western North America.

Quality Assurance

The Certification and Testing Division's Engineering and Quality Assurance (EQA) Office reports to the Vice President in charge of the Certification and Testing Division. The Eastern, Central, and Pacific Operations as well as each of the Regional Offices has a Quality Assurance Office. The Regional Quality Assurance Offices have a reporting relationship with the respective Operations Quality Assurance Office, and with the EQA from the corporate headquarters.

The Regional Quality Assurance Offices are responsible for quality assurance at their respective facilities. The Operations Quality Assurance Offices are responsible for quality assurance not only of their respective operations but also of all of the regions within their operations. The Engineering and Quality Assurance Office is responsible for the Certification and Testing Division's quality assurance, including all Operations and Regions.

Document Structure

The Certification and Testing Division's (C&T) Divisional Director of Engineering and Quality Assurance (EQA) establishes the quality assurance philosophy for the three operations, the Eastern, Central, and Pacific. The EQA uses Divisional Quality Documents (DQD) to establish Quality Assurance Procedures, Certification and Testing Division Operating Procedures (CDOP) and so-called Test Packs to provide evaluation procedures for products submitted for testing, Technical Information Letters (TIL) to document technical interpretations of standards, and Engineering Policy Supplements (EPS) to provide policies.

Audit Structure

The CSA audit structure is multilevel. EQA audits the regions, the Operations Quality Assurance Office audits the regions, and the Regional Quality Assurance Offices perform self-audits. In addition, outside agencies such as the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) perform yearly audits which involve EQA representation during the audit. For example, Edmonton and Moncton were subjected to at least five audits, and Winnipeg at least four audits, since July of 1991. In addition, specific technical audits of each Region are performed by the Senior Technical Engineer from the concerned Operation's Quality Assurance Office.

The applicant desires recognition for testing and certification of products when tested for compliance with the following test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c):

ANSI Z21.1 Household Cooking Gas Appliances
ANSI Z21.5 Gas Clothes Dryers
ANSI Z21.10 Gas Water Heaters
ANSI Z21.11 Gas-Fired Room Heaters
ANSI Z21.12 Draft Hoods
ANSI Z21.13 Gas-Fired Low-Pressure Steam and Hot Water Heating Boilers
ANSI Z21.15 Manually Operated Gas Valves
ANSI Z21.17 Domestic Gas Conversion Burners
ANSI Z21.18 Gas Appliance Pressure Regulators
ANSI Z21.20 Automatic Gas Ignition Systems and Components
ANSI Z21.21 Automatic Valves for Gas Appliances
ANSI Z21.23 Gas Appliance Thermostats
ANSI Z21.35 Gas Filters on Appliances
ANSI Z21.40.1 Gas-Fired Absorption Summer Air Conditioning Appliances
ANSI Z21.44 Gas-Fired Gravity and Fan Type Direct Vent Wall Furnaces
ANSI Z21.47 Gas-Fired Central Furnaces
ANSI Z21.48 Gas-Fired Gravity and Fan Type Floor Furnaces
ANSI Z21.49 Gas-Fired Gravity and Fan Type Vented Wall Furnaces
ANSI Z21.56 Gas-Fired Pool Heaters
ANSI Z21.64 Direct Vent Central Furnaces
ANSI Z83.4 Direct Gas-Fired Make-Up Air Heaters
ANSI Z83.8 Gas Unit Heaters
ANSI Z83.9 Gas-Fired Duct Furnaces
ANSI Z83.10 Separated Combustion System Central Furnaces
ANSI Z83.11 Gas Food Service Equipment - Ranges and Unit Broilers
ANSI Z83.12 Gas Food Service Equipment - Baking and Roasting Ovens
ANSI Z83.13 Gas Food Service Equipment - Deep Fat Fryers
ANSI Z83.14 Gas Food Service Equipment - Counter Appliances
ANSI Z83.15 Gas Food Service Equipment - Kettles, Steam Cookers, and Steam Generators
ANSI Z83.16 Gas Fired Unvented Commercial and Industrial Heaters
ANSI/UL 1 Flexible Metal Conduit
ANSI/UL 3 Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for Electric Wiring
ANSI/UL 4 Armored Cable
ANSI/UL 5 Surface Metal Raceways and Fittings
UL 6 Rigid Metal Conduit
ANSI/UL 20 General-Use Snap Switches
ANSI/UL 22 Amusement and Gaming Machines
ANSI/UL 44 Rubber-Insulated Wires and Cables
ANSI/UL 45 Portable Electric Tools
ANSI/UL 48 Electric Signs
ANSI/UL 50 Electrical Cabinets and Boxes
ANSI/UL 51 Power-Operated Pumps for Anhydrous Ammonia and LP-Gas
ANSI/UL 62 Flexible Cord and Fixture Wire
ANSI/UL 65 Electric Wired Cabinets
ANSI/UL 67 Electric Panelboards
ANSI/UL 69 Electric Fence Controllers
ANSI/UL 73 Electric-Motor-Operated Appliances
ANSI/UL 79 Power-Operated Pumps for Petroleum Product Dispensing Systems
ANSI/UL 82 Electric Gardening Appliances
ANSI/UL 83 Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables
ANSI/UL 87 Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for Petroleum Products
ANSI/UL 94 Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances
ANSI/UL 98 Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches
UL 104 Elevator Door Locking Devices
ANSI/UL 114 Electric Office Appliances and Business Equipment
ANSI/UL 122 Electric Photographic Equipment
ANSI/UL 130 Electric Heating Pads
ANSI/UL 133 Wires and Cables With Varnished Cloth Insulation
UL 141 Garment Finishing Appliances
ANSI/UL 150 Antenna Rotators
ANSI/UL 153 Portable Electric Lamps
ANSI/UL 174 Household Electric Storage-Tank Water Heaters
ANSI/UL 183 Manufactures Wiring Systems
ANSI/UL 187 X-Ray Equipment
ANSI/UL 197 Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances
ANSI/UL 198B Class H Fuses
ANSI/UL 198C High-Interrupting-Capacity Fuses, Current Limiting Type
ANSI/UL 198D High-Interrupting-Capacity Class K Fuses
ANSI/UL 198E Class R Fuses
ANSI/UL 198F Plug Fuses
ANSI/UL 198G Fuse for Supplementary Overcurrent Protection
ANSI/UL 198H Class T Fuses
ANSI/UL 198L DC Fuses for Industrial Use
ANSI/UL 198M Mine-Duty Fuses
ANSI/UL 207 Nonelectrical Refrigerant Containing Components and Accessories
ANSI/UL 209 Cellular Metal Floor Electrical Raceways and Fittings
ANSI/UL 224 Extruded Insulating Tubing
UL 228 Door Closers-Holders, and Integral Smoke Detectors
ANSI/UL 231 Electrical Power Outlets
ANSI/UL 244A Solid-State Controls for Appliances
ANSI/UL 250 Household Refrigerators and Freezers
ANSI/UL 291 Automated Teller Systems
ANSI/UL 294 Access Control System Units
ANSI/UL 296 Oil Burners
ANSI/UL 298 Portable Electric Hand Lamps
ANSI/UL 303 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Condensing and Compressor Units
ANSI/UL 310 Electrical Quick-Connect Terminals
ANSI/UL 325 Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems
ANSI/UL 343 Pumps of Oil-Burning Appliances
ANSI/UL 347 High-Voltage Industrial Control Equipment
ANSI/UL 351 Electrical Rosettes
ANSI/UL 353 Limit Controls
ANSI/UL 355 Electric Cord Reels
ANSI/UL 360 Liquid Tight Flexible Steel Conduit
ANSI/UL 372 Primary Safety Controls for Gas- and Oil-Fired Appliances
ANSI/UL 399 Drinking-Water Coolers
ANSI/UL 412 Refrigeration Unit Coolers
ANSI/UL 414 Electrical Meter Sockets
UL 416 Refrigerated Medical Equipment
ANSI/UL 427 Refrigerating Units
ANSI/UL 429 Electrically Operated Valves
ANSI/UL 430 Electric Waste Disposers
UL 444 Communications Cables
ANSI/UL 448 Pumps for Fire Protection Service
ANSI/UL 452 Antenna Discharge Units
ANSI/UL 464 Audible Signal Appliances
ANSI/UL 465 Central Cooling Air Conditioners
ANSI/UL 466 Electric Scales
ANSI/UL 467 Electrical Grounding and Bonding Equipment
ANSI/UL 469 Musical Instruments and Accessories
ANSI/UL 471 Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers
ANSI/UL 474 Dehumidifiers
ANSI/UL 478 Information-Processing and Business Equipment
ANSI/UL 482 Portable Sun/Heat Lamps
ANSI/UL 484 Room Air Conditioners
ANSI/UL 486A Wire Connectors and Soldering Lugs for Use With Copper Conductors
ANSI/UL 486B Wire Connectors for Use With Aluminum Conductors
ANSI/UL 486C Splicing Wire Connectors
ANSI/UL 486D Insulated Wire Connectors for Use With Underground Conductors
ANSI/UL 486E Equipment Wiring Terminals for Use With Aluminum and/or Copper Conductors
ANSI/UL 489 Molded-Case Circuit Breakers and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures
ANSI/UL 493 Thermoplastic-Insulated Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cables
ANSI/UL 495 Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for LP-Gas
ANSI/UL 496 Edison-Base Lampholders
ANSI/UL 497 Protectors for Communication Circuits
UL 497A Secondary Protectors for Communication Circuits
ANSI/UL 497B Protectors for Data Communication and Fire Alarm Circuits
ANSI/UL 498 Attachment Plugs and Receptacles
ANSI/UL 499 Electric Heating Appliances
ANSI/UL 506 Specialty Transformers
ANSI/UL 507 Electric Fans
ANSI/UL 508 Electric Industrial Control Equipment
ANSI/UL 510 Insulating Tape
ANSI/UL 511 Porcelain Electrical Cleats, Knobs, and Tubes
ANSI/UL 512 Fuseholders
ANSI/UL 514A Metallic Outlet Boxes, Electrical
ANSI/UL 514B Fittings for Conduit and Outlet Boxes
ANSI/UL 514C Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Flush-Device Boxes and Covers
ANSI/UL 519 Impedance-Protected Motors
ANSI/UL 541 Refrigerated Vending Machines
ANSI/UL 542 Lampholders, Starters, and Starter Holders for Fluorescent Lamps
ANSI/UL 543 Impregnated-Fiber Electrical Conduit
UL 544 Electric Medical and Dental Equipment
ANSI/UL 547 Thermal Protectors for Electric Motors
ANSI/UL 551 Transformer-Type Arc-Welding Machines
ANSI/UL 559 Heat Pumps
ANSI/UL 560 Electric Home-Laundry Equipment
ANSI/UL 561 Floor Finishing Machines
ANSI/UL 563 Ice Makers
ANSI/UL 574 Electric Oil Heater
ANSI/UL 603 Power Supplies for Use With Burglar-Alarm Systems
ANSI/UL 609 Local Burglar-Alarm Units and Systems
ANSI/UL 621 Ice Cream Makers
ANSI/UL 632 Electrically Actuated Transmitters
ANSI/UL 639 Intrusion-Detection Units
ANSI/UL 651 Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
ANSI/UL 651A Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and HDPE Conduit
UL 664 Commercial (Class IV) Electric Dry-Cleaning Machines
ANSI/UL 674 Electric Motors and Generators for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 676 Underwater Lighting Fixtures
ANSI/UL 680 Emergency Vault Ventilators and Vault Ventilating Parts
ANSI/UL 696 Electric Toys
ANSI/UL 697 Toy Transformers
ANSI/UL 698 Industrial Control Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 705 Power Ventilators
UL 710 Grease Extractors for Exhaust Ducts
ANSI/UL 719 Nonmetallic Sheathed Cables
ANSI/UL 726 Oil-Fired Boiler Assemblies
ANSI/UL 727 Oil-Fired Central Furnaces
ANSI/UL 729 Oil-Fired Floor Furnaces
ANSI/UL 730 Oil-Fired Wall Furnaces
ANSI/UL 731 Oil-Fired Unit Heaters
ANSI/UL 732 Oil-Fired Water Heaters
UL 733 Oil-Fired Air Heaters and Direct-Fired Heaters
ANSI/UL 746A Polymeric Materials - Short Term Property Evaluations
ANSI/UL 746B Polymeric Materials - Long Term Property Evaluations
ANSI/UL 746C Polymeric Materials - Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations
ANSI/UL 746E Polymeric Materials - Industrial Laminates, Filament Wound Tubing, Vulcanized Fibre, and Materials Used in Printed Wiring Boards
ANSI/UL 749 Household Dishwashers
ANSI/UL 751 Vending Machines
ANSI/UL 756 Coin and Currency Changers and Actuators
UL 763 Alarm Accessories for Automatic Water-Supply Control Valves for Fire-Protection Service
ANSI/UL 773 Plug-In Locking-Type Photocontrols for Use With Area Lighting
ANSI/UL 773A Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control
UL 775 Graphic Arts Equipment
ANSI/UL 778 Motor-Operated Water Pumps
ANSI/UL 781 Portable Electric Lighting Units for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 783 Electric Flashlights and Lanterns for Use in Hazardous Locations, Class I, Groups C and D
UL 795 Commercial-Industrial Gas-Heating Equipment
ANSI/UL 796 Printed-Wiring Boards
ANSI/UL 797 Electrical Metallic Tubing
UL 810 Capacitors
ANSI/UL 813 Commercial Audio Equipment
ANSI/UL 814 Gas-Tube-Sign and Ignition Cable
ANSI/UL 817 Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords
ANSI/UL 823 Electric Heaters for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 826 Household Electric Clocks
ANSI/UL 834 Heating, Water Supply, and Power Boilers - Electric
UL 842 Valves for Flammable Fluids
ANSI/UL 844 Electric Lighting Fixtures for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 845 Electric Motor Control Centers
ANSI/UL 854 Service Entrance Cable
ANSI/UL 857 Electric Busways and Associated Fittings
ANSI/UL 858 Household Electric Ranges
UL 858A Safety-Related Solid-State Controls for Electric Ranges
ANSI/UL 859 Personal Grooming Appliance
ANSI/UL 863 Electric Time-Indicating and -Recording Appliances
ANSI/UL 867 Electrostatic Air Cleaners
ANSI/UL 869 Electrical Service Equipment
ANSI/UL 869A Reference Standard for Service Equipment
ANSI/UL 870 Wireways, Auxiliary Gutters, and Associated Fittings
ANSI/UL 873 Electrical Temperature-Indicating and -Regulating Equipment
ANSI/UL 875 Electric Dry Bath Heaters
ANSI/UL 877 Circuit Breakers and Circuit-Breaker Enclosure for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 879 Electrode Receptacles for Gas-Tube Signs
ANSI/UL 883 Fan-Coil Units and Room-Fan Heater Units
ANSI/UL 884 Underfloor Electrical Raceways and Fittings
ANSI/UL 886 Electrical Outlet Boxes and Fittings for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 891 Dead-Front Electrical Switchboards
ANSI/UL 894 Switches for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 910 Test Method for Fire and Smoke Characteristics of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cables
ANSI/UL 913 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division I, Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 916 Energy Management Equipment
ANSI/UL 917 Clock-Operated Switches
ANSI/UL 921 Commercial Electric Dishwashers
ANSI/UL 923 Microwave Cooking Appliances
ANSI/UL 924 Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment
ANSI/UL 935 Fluorescent-Lamp Ballasts
ANSI/UL 943 Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
ANSI/UL 961 Hobby and Sports Equipment
ANSI/UL 964 Electrically Heating Bedding
ANSI/UL 969 Marking and Labeling Systems
ANSI/UL 977 Fused Power-Circuit Devices
ANSI/UL 982 Motor-Operated Food Preparing Machines
ANSI/UL 983 Surveillance Cameras
ANSI/UL 984 Hermetic Refrigerant Motor-Compressors
ANSI/UL 987 Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools
UL 991 Tests for Safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices
ANSI/UL 998 Humidifiers
ANSI/UL 1002 Electrically Operated Valve for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 1004 Electric Motors
ANSI/UL 1005 Electric Flatirons
ANSI/UL 1008 Automatic Transfer Switches
ANSI/UL 1010 Receptacle-Plug Combinations for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 1012 Power Supplies
ANSI/UL 1017 Electric Vacuum Cleaning Machines and Blower Cleaners
ANSI/UL 1018 Electric Aquarium Equipment
ANSI/UL 1020 Thermal Cutoffs for Use in Electrical Appliances and Components
UL 1022 Line Isolated Monitors
ANSI/UL 1025 Electric Air Heaters
ANSI/UL 1026 Electric Household Cooking and Food-Serving Appliances
ANSI/UL 1028 Electric Hair-Clipping and -Shaving Appliances
ANSI/UL 1029 High-Intensity Discharge Lamp Ballasts
ANSI/UL 1030 Sheathed Heater Elements
ANSI/UL 1037 Antitheft Alarms and Devices
ANSI/UL 1042 Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment
UL 1047 Isolated Power Systems Equipment
ANSI/UL 1053 Ground-Fault Sensing and Relaying Equipment
ANSI/UL 1054 Special-Use Switches
UL 1059 Terminal Blocks
ANSI/UL 1063 Machine-Tool Wires and Cables
UL 1066 Low-Voltage AC and DC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures
ANSI/UL 1069 Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment
ANSI/UL 1072 Medium Voltage Power Cables
ANSI/UL 1076 Proprietary Burglar-Alarm Units and Systems
ANSI/UL 1077 Supplementary Protectors for Use in Electrical Equipment
ANSI/UL 1081 Electric Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters and Chlorinators
ANSI/UL 1082 Household Electric Coffee Makers and Brewing-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1083 Household Electric Skillets and Frying-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1086 Household Trash Compactors
ANSI/UL 1087 Molded-Case Switches
ANSI/UL 1088 Temporary Lighting Strings
ANSI/UL 1090 Electric Snow Movers
UL 1092 Process Control Equipment
ANSI/UL 1096 Electric Central Air-Heating Equipment
ANSI/UL 1097 Double Insulation Systems for Use in Electrical Equipment
ANSI/UL 1203 Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
UL 1206 Electric Commercial Clothes-Washing Equipment
ANSI/UL 1207 Sewage Pumps for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 1230 Amateur Movie Lights
UL 1236 Electric Battery Chargers
ANSI/UL 1238 Control Equipment for Use With Flammable Liquid Dispensing Devices
UL 1240 Electric Commercial Clothes-Drying Equipment
ANSI/UL 1241 Junction Boxes for Swimming Pool Lighting Fixtures
ANSI/UL 1242 Intermediate Metal Conduit
UL 1244 Electrical and Electronic Measuring and Testing Equipment
ANSI/UL 1261 Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs
ANSI/UL 1262 Laboratory Equipment
UL 1270 Radio Receivers, Audio Systems, and Accessories
ANSI/UL 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables With Optional Optical-Fiber Members
ANSI/UL 1283 Electromagnetic-Interference Filter
ANSI/UL 1286 Office Furnishings
ANSI/UL 1310 Direct Plug-In Transformer Units
ANSI/UL 1313 Nonmetallic Safety Cans for Petroleum Products
UL 1323 Scaffold Hoists
ANSI/UL 1409 Low-Voltage Video Products Without Cathode-Ray-Tube Display
ANSI/UL 1410 Television Receivers and High-Voltage Video Products
ANSI/UL 1411 Transformers and Motor Transformers for use in Audio-, Radio-, and Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1412 Fusing Resistors and Temperature-Limited Resistors for Radio-, and Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1413 High-Voltage Components for Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1414 Across-the-Line, Antenna-Coupling, and Line-by-Pass Capacitors for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1416 Overcurrent and Overtemperature Protectors for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1417 Special Fuses for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1418 Implosion-Protected Cathode-Ray Tubes for Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1429 Pullout Switches
ANSI/UL 1433 Control Centers for Changing Message Type Electric Signs
ANSI/UL 1436 Outlet Circuit Testers and Similar Indicating Devices
UL 1437 Electrical Analog Instruments, Panelboard Types
ANSI/UL 1438 Household Electric Drip-Type Coffee Makers
ANSI/UL 1441 Coated Electrical Sleeving
ANSI/UL 1445 Electric Water Bed Heaters
ANSI/UL 1447 Electric Lawn Mowers
ANSI/UL 1448 Electric Hedge Trimmers
UL 1449 Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors
ANSI/UL 1450 Motor-Operated Air Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Painting Equipment
ANSI/UL 1453 Electric Booster and Commercial Storage Tank Water Heaters
UL 1459 Telephone Equipment
ANSI/UL 1555 Electric Coin-Operated Clothes-Washing Equipment
ANSI/UL 1556 Electric Coin-Operated Clothes-Drying Equipment
ANSI/UL 1557 Electrically Isolated Semiconductor Devices
UL 1558 Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
ANSI/UL 1559 Insect-Control Equipment, Electrocution Type
ANSI/UL 1561 Large General Purpose Transformers
UL 1562 Transformers, Distribution, Dry Type - Over 600 Volts
ANSI/UL 1563 Electric Hot Tubs, Spas, and Associated Equipment
ANSI/UL 1564 Industrial Battery Chargers
ANSI/UL 1565 Wire Positioning Devices
UL 1567 Receptacles and Switches Intended for Use With Aluminum Wire
ANSI/UL 1569 Mental-Clad Cables
ANSI/UL 1570 Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures
ANSI/UL 1571 Incandescent Lighting Fixtures
ANSI/UL 1572 High Intensity Discharge Lighting Fixtures
ANSI/UL 1573 Stage and Studio Lighting Units
ANSI/UL 1574 Track Lighting Systems
ANSI/UL 1577 Optical Isolators
ANSI/UL 1581 Reference Standard for Electrical Wires, Cables, and Flexible Cords
ANSI/UL 1585 Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
UL 1594 Sewing and Cutting Machines
UL 1604 Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2 and Class III Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 1610 Central-Station Burglar-Alarm Units
ANSI/UL 1624 Light Industrial and Fixed Electric Tools
ANSI/UL 1635 Digital Burglar Alarm Communicator System Units
ANSI/UL 1638 Visual Signaling Appliances
ANSI/UL 1647 Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines
UL 1660 Liquid-Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit
ANSI/UL 1662 Electric Chain Saws
ANSI/UL 1666 Standard Test for Flame Propagation Height of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cables Installed Vertically in Shafts
UL 1676 Discharge Path Resistors
UL 1681 Wiring Device Configurations
ANSI/UL 1727 Commercial Electric Personal Grooming Appliances
ANSI/UL 1773 Termination Boxes
UL 1778 Uninterruptible Power Supply Equipment
ANSI/UL 1786 Nightlights
UL 1795 Hydromassage Bathtubs
UL 1812 Ducted Heat Recovery Ventilators
UL 1815 Nonducted Heat Recovery Ventilators
UL 1863 Communication Circuit Accessories
ANSI/UL 1876 Insolating Signal and Feedback Transformers for Use in Electronic Equipment
UL 1917 Solid-State Fan Speed Controls
UL 1950 Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment
UL 1995 Heating and Cooling Equipment
UL 2097 Reference Standard for Double Insulation Systems for Use in Electronic Equipment,

Preliminary Finding

The Canadian Standards Association addressed all of the criteria which had to be met for recognition as an NRTL in its initial application and in its further correspondence. For example, the applicant submitted a list of its test equipment and instrumentation; a roster of its personnel including resumes of those in key positions and copies of position descriptions; copies of a typical test report, a factory inspection form and an inspection summary; a summary of its listing, labeling, and follow-up services; a statement of its independence as a testing laboratory; and a copy of its Quality Assurance Manual including a description of its documentation, calibration system, appeals procedure, recordkeeping and operational procedures.

Nine major areas were examined in depth in carrying out the laboratory surveys: facility; test equipment; calibration program; test and evaluation procedures; test reports; records; quality assurance program; follow-up listing program; and personnel. The discrepancies noted by the survey teams in the on-site evaluations [Ex. 10.A.(1)] and in the extensive evaluations [Ex. 10.A.(2)] were adequately responded to by the applicant prior to the preparation of the survey report and are included as an integral part of the report.

With the preparation of the final survey reports of the Canadian Standards Association, the survey team was satisfied that the testing facilities appeared to meet the necessary criteria required by the standard, and so noted in the On-Site Review Report (Survey). (See Ex. 10.A.).

Following a review of the application file and the on-site survey reports of the CSA Montreal and Vancouver facilities, and the evaluation of the Edmonton, Moncton, and Winnipeg facilities (based upon questionnaire responses, supportive documentation, and video tapes of each site depicting the facility, test equipment, typical procedures, files, and staff), the NRTL Recognition Program staff concluded that the applicant appeared to have met the requirements for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for the five above noted facilities and, therefore, recommended to the Assistant Secretary that the application be preliminarily approved.

Based upon a review of the completed application file and the recommendation of the staff, the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that the Canadian Standards Association facilities for which accreditation was requested (Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Moncton, and Winnipeg) can meet the requirements for recognition as required by 29 CFR 1910.7.

All interested members of the public are invited to supply detailed reasons and evidence supporting or challenging the sufficiency of the applicant's having met the requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, as well as Appendix A, of 29 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than May 2, 1994, and must be addressed to the NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, room N1A3653, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Copies of the CSA application, the laboratory survey report, and all submitted comments, as received, (Docket No. NRTL-2-92), are available for inspection and duplication at the Docket Office, room N1A2634, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address.

The Assistant Secretary's final decision on whether the applicant satisfies the requirements for recognition as an NRTL will be made on the basis of the entire record including the public submissions and any further proceedings that the Assistant Secretary may consider appropriate in accordance with Appendix A of section 1910.7.

Signed at Washington, DC this 25th day of February, 1994.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 94-4897 Filed 3-2-94; 8:45 am]


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