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| Standard Number:||1910.303|
February 9, 1993
Mr. David G. Sarvadi
Law Offices of Keller and Heckman
1001 G Street, N.W.
West Washington, D.C. 20001
Dear Mr. Sarvadi:
This is in response to your December 24, 1992 letter to Mr. Joseph Pipkin in the Directorate of Safety Standards Programs in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Your letter, which was forwarded to this Directorate for response, requested OSHA documentation of interpretations of the 29 CFR 1910.303(a), that is approval requirements for electrical conductors and equipment with respect to involvement of a national recognized testing laboratory (NRTL). We apologize for the delay in responding.
Electrical "conductors" and "equipment" must be "approved", that is, "acceptable", as defined 29 CFR 1910.399 for the safeguarding of employees in the workplace. Please find enclosed OSHA policy and guidance documents, which are readily and publicly available, on NRTL accepted, certified, listed, labeled or otherwise- determined-to-be-safe electrical conductors and equipment used in the workplace.
Also enclosed is a current list of NRTL's which meet 29 CFR 1910.7 requirements. The kinds of electrical conductors and equipment which must be approved for use in the workplace can be determined more specifically through communication with the NRTL's.
Roger A. Clark,
Directorate of Compliance Programs
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