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UL Marking: US compliance regulations
To be able to enter the US market, you need to ensure product safety. This can be done through measures which are used to assess and certify the products in accordance with the Federal Regulations and National Codes, such as:
- Electrical & Industrial: are regulated by the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Electrical Code (NEC)
- EMC & Radio equipment: are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Medical Devices: class I are regulated by the Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) and class II, III and IV are regulated by Medical Device License (MDL)
- Medical Devices: are regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
- Construction products: are regulated by the American State Building Codes
- Toy safety: is regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Manufacturers are often under the impression that they should make use of Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL), which is a National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). UL is a two-pronged organisation: The organisation develops standards and acts as a NRTL.
An Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) can confirm whether a product complies to the requirements for the Canadian and/or US market and this decision is always based on reports from a NRTL. The UL standards are considered as the legislative safety requirements; other NRTL’s can also use these standards to evaluate products. The AHJ’s make no distinction between the different NRTLs, given that all NRTL are accredited organisations. Certification Experts has several partner NRTL’s who are accredited to carry out the conformity procedures for the US market.
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Obtaining a certificate of compliance UL or other US compliance services can be a complicated process. Our team of experts at Certification Experts offer guidance and advice to ease this process and offer the following services:
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USA Compliance (UL standards)US Compliance encompasses stringent criteria for safety, quality, and sustainability, which encompass product certification, testing, audits, sustainability verification, and regulatory counsel. These measures are implemented to foster consumer confidence and uphold the highest industry standards. Certification Experts provides comprehensive support and expert assistance to ensure your equipment complies with US regulations and UL standards, facilitating its entry into the US market.
Technical Compliance Review (TCR)Certification Experts offers a pre-project: a Technical Compliance Review (TCR), prior to the compliance procedure. The TCR is based on technical documentation and an initial inspection of the equipment. The findings of the TCR will be provided in a findings letter by the NRTL (National Recognized Testing Laboratory). In collaboration with all applicable parties involved, the required modifications will be stipulated to ensure a successful compliance procedure.
Field Evaluation or CertificationField Certification (FC) – also called Unit Verification, is an internationally recognized form of certification under the ISO conformity assessment system and is accepted by the accreditation of professionals. An FC will be conducted for each individual product or batch on location, including a one-time test. Certification Experts can guide this process.
Limited Product Certification (LPC)Limited Product Certification (LPC) is essentially a “batch certification,” designed to accommodate situations where a limited quantity of the product is manufactured, or a batch of the product is intended for distribution. After verifying that all units in the batch are identical to the test sample and in compliance, they are labeled on location by a NRTL representative, using a serialized certification. Certification Experts can guide this process.
OSHAOSHA aid businesses in maintaining workplace safety and compliance with regulations. This includes assessments, training, guidance, hazard mitigation, recordkeeping, inspections, and fostering a safety culture to protect employees and ensure legal adherence. These safety requirements apply to machines, devices and equipment for the professional market. Certification Experts can ensure your products meet these requirements and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors compliance with this.
FCCFCC certification is required for a manufacturer in order to obtain market approval in the US for a device with wireless technologies. In order to obtain market approval, a manufacturer must conduct the FCC certification procedure. Certification Experts can provide aid with this.
FDACertification Experts has an affiliated partner in the USS who can guide the FDA Compliance for Medical Devices. Our partner is specialized in helping medical device manufacturers meet FDA requirements efficiently. From documentation to testing, he has got the expertise to guide companies through every step, ensuring market approval.
CPSIA and ASTMAll children’s products, including furniture, in the US, targeted to children below the age of twelve years old, are subjected to the regulations of CPSIA. All manufacturers, importers, and distributers of children’s furniture and other child related products must ensure that their products are compliant with all related ASTM substance restrictions and standards. Certifications can provide aid with verifying the compliance of this.
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