US Dept of Labor

Occupational Safety & Health AdministrationWe Can Help

Federal Registers - Table of Contents
• Publication Date: 04/28/2014
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 79: 23379-23380
• Standard Number: 1910.7; 1910.7(c); 1910.7 App A
• Title: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Modification of Scope of Recognition

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 81 (Monday, April 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23379-23380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09530]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025]


Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Modification of Scope of 
Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice of final decision.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration announces its final decision to expand the scope of 
recognition of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.

DATES: This modification of the scope of recognition is effective on 
April 28, 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. David Johnson, 
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: at johnson.david.w@dol.gov.
    Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this 
Federal Register notice are available under Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025 
at http://www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice also is 
available on OSHA's Web site at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Notice of Final Decision

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA or Agency) 
hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of 
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), as a Nationally Recognized 
Testing Laboratory (NRTL). UL's expansion covers the addition of 
multiple test standards to its scope of recognition.
    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements in Section 1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal 
Regulations (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.
    UL submitted an application, dated March 26, 2013, to expand its 
recognition to include multiple additional test standards (Exhibit 1: 
UL Application). OSHA staff reviewed UL's application and other 
pertinent information and performed a comparability analysis. OSHA did 
not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. OSHA 
staff determined that the 23 standards UL requested to add to its scope 
of recognition are "appropriate test standards" within the meaning of 
29 CFR 1910.7(c).
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing UL's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on December 5, 2013 (78 FR 73208). 
The Agency requested comments by December 26, 2013, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this 
final notice to grant expansion of UL's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the UL application, 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-2009-
0025 contains all materials in the record concerning UL's application.

II. Final Decision and Order

    The NRTL Program staff examined UL'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 UL meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below.
    OSHA limits the expansion of UL's recognition to testing and 
certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the 
following test standards, each of which OSHA determines is an 
appropriate test standard, within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c):

 Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in UL's NRTL
                          Scope of Recognition
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Test standard                     Test standard title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
UL 60730-1...........................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                        Household and Similar Use, Part
                                        1: General Requirements.
ANSI/UL 60730-2-2....................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                        Household and Similar Use; Part
                                        2 Particular Requirements for
                                        Thermal Motor Protectors.
UL 60730-2-14........................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                        Household and Similar Use; Part
                                        2: Particular Requirements for
                                        Electric Actuators.
ANSI/UL 1008A........................  Medium-Voltage Transfer Switches.
ANSI/UL 61010-1......................  Electrical Equipment for
                                        Measurement, Control, and
                                        Laboratory Use; Part 1: General
                                        Requirements.
ANSI/UL 61010-2-030..................  Safety Requirements for
                                        Electrical Equipment for
                                        Measurement, Control, and
                                        Laboratory Use--Part 2-030:
                                        Particular Requirements for
                                        Testing and Measuring Circuits.
ANSI/UL 61010-031....................  Electrical Equipment for
                                        Measurement, Control, and
                                        Laboratory Use; Part 031: Safety
                                        Requirements for Hand-Held Probe
                                        Assemblies for Electrical
                                        Measurement and Test.
ANSI/UL 60950-1......................  Information Technology Equipment
                                        Safety--Part 1: General
                                        Requirements.
ANSI/UL 60950-21.....................  Information Technology Equipment--
                                        Safety--Part 21: Remote Power
                                        Feeding.
ANSI/UL 60950-22.....................  Information Technology Equipment
                                        Safety--Part 22: Equipment to be
                                        Installed Outdoors.
ANSI/UL 60950-23.....................  Information Technology Equipment
                                        Safety--Part 23: Large Data
                                        Storage Equipment.
ANSI/UL 60947-4-1A...................  Low-Voltage Switchgear and
                                        Controlgear--Part 4-1A:
                                        Contactors and Motor-Starters--
                                        Electromechanical Contactors and
                                        Motor--Starters.
ANSI/UL 2738.........................  Induction Power Transmitters and
                                        Receivers for Use with Low
                                        Energy Products.
ANSI/UL 1990.........................  Nonmetallic Underground Conduit
                                        with Conductors.
ANSI/UL 60947-5-2....................  Low-Voltage Switchgear and
                                        Controlgear--Part 5-2: Control
                                        Circuit Devices and Switching
                                        Elements--Proximity Switches.
ANSI/UL 1691.........................  Single Pole Locking-Type
                                        Separable Connectors.
ANSI/UL 61058-1......................  Switches for Appliances--Part 1:
                                        General Requirements.
ANSI/UL 2108.........................  Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.
ANSI/UL 60745-2-16...................  Hand-Held Motor--Operated
                                        Electric Tools--Safety--Part 2-
                                        16: Particular Requirements for
                                        Tackers.
ANSI/UL 60745-2-22...................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated electric
                                        Tools--Safety--Part 2-22:
                                        Particular Requirements for Cut-
                                        Off Machines.
ANSI/UL 60335-2-3....................  Household and Similar Electrical
                                        Appliances, Part 2: Particular
                                        Requirements for Electric Irons.
ANSI/UL 962A.........................  Furniture Power Distribution
                                        Units.
ANSI/UL 2438.........................  Outdoor Seasonal-Use Cord-
                                        Connected Wiring Devices.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The designations and titles of these test standards were current at 
the time of the preparation of this notice.
    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 that product.
    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, 
UL also must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. UL 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. UL must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. UL must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on UL'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 UL, 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 Section 
8(g)(2) of 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 April 22, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-09530 Filed 4-25-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-26-P


Federal Registers - Table of Contents

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close