OSHA to increase testing laboratory fees
The rule will adjust the approach OSHA has taken in calculating NRTL fees, and that adjustment will increase fees to account for additional program-staff resources and federal employee salary adjustments.
The rule is scheduled to go into effect March 28. Any fee increase less than $200 will go into effect immediately. Fee increases of more than $200 for existing NRTLs and pending applications will be phased in during a three-year period.
NRTLs test and certify products from manufacturers to ensure they can be safely used in the workplace. OSHA ensures the laboratories are appropriately performing such tests and certifications.