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OSHA seeks to improve testing laboratory program

Washington – OSHA will be requesting input from stakeholders this fall on how to increase the effectiveness of its Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program.

NRTLs are independent laboratories that perform safety tests and certifications for workplace products. They must meet certain requirements to obtain OSHA recognition.

Prompted by a 2012 Government Accountability Office report that suggested various changes to the NRTL program’s accreditation process, OSHA scheduled a stakeholder meeting for Oct. 22 in Washington.

The deadline to register for the meeting or submit comments is July 22.