Coquitlam, BC, Canada QAI Laboratories (QAI), a front runner in global testing, inspection and certification of consumer electronics and building products has gained recognition by OSHA as a NRTL for Luminaires (UL 1598) and Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (UL 10B & 10C). This is the first step in QAI’s acceptance by OSHA, with plans to further expand their scope of recognized tests in order to support client demands.
QAI’s NRTL scope at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/qai.html
What is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program?
Federal regulation 29 CFR 1910.7 requires all products used in the United States workplace to be certified by an NRTL, recognized by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). QAI is the 16th company to obtain this prestigious designation in the US and the first in the last 3 years. This recognition will allow the addition of a QAI NRTL mark, bolstering QAI’s current family of quality marks. Thus, ‘Users of the product can rely on the mark as evidence that the product complies with the applicable OSHA approval requirement(s) and is safe for use in the workplace.’¹
QAI’s already has a healthy Electrical Certification business in Canada with Laboratories in Vancouver and Toronto and operates four additional laboratories across the United States, located in the Washington D.C., Tulsa, and Los Angeles and Seattle areas. In addition, QAI has two Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) labs in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.
“This is a major step in QAI’s evolution, over the last 10 years we have steadily grown our market share in a wide range of product areas, the NRTL designation allows us to now bring our superior service model to the electrical area and provide one stop shopping for the US, Canada and the EU.” Stated Lawrence Gibson, QAI President.
QAI provides an extensive list of auditing, engineering, safety, performance, verification, inspection and certification services across a large breadth of industries. As a NRTL lab, QAI current service offering for Luminaires and Door Assemblies will further promote safety and performance of QAI NRTL Listing Products.
For more information about QAI’s services for Luminaire products, please visit: https://qai.org/electrical-products/
For more information about QAI’s services for Fire Test of Door Assemblies, please visit: https://qai.org/fire-flammability/
QAI is a testing, inspection and certification of Consumer Electronics, Building Products, Recreational Vehicles and Factory Built Structures. Founded in 1994 by a group of experienced industry professionals, QAI is an independent 3rd party organization that has established an international reputation for offering cost effective solutions and an unparalleled client experience.
¹excerpt from OSHA website
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