MET NRTL Mark
The MET Mark for product safety is accepted throughout the United States & Canada and indicates compliance to federal regulations for safe use in the workplace. The NRTL mark is required under federal law for products used in workplaces in all 50 states.
Over 30 years ago, Eurofins MET Labs broke the UL monopoly for product safety testing & certification in the United States becoming the first OSHA-licensed Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
What is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)?
The occupational safety and health administration (OSHA; an agency of the US department of labor) created the NRTL program to ensure that electrical and electronic equipment is tested and certified for safe use in the workplace.
A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is a non-government organisation that OSHA has recognised as meeting the legal requirements to perform testing and certification of products using nationally approved test standards. NRTL recognition is an acknowledgment that an organisation has the necessary qualifications to perform safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition. As a result, products that have been properly certified by the NRTL, are acceptable to OSHA for use in the workplace.
OSHA’s NRTL regulations were established in June of 1988. Eurofins MET Labs became the very first organisation to become recognized as an NRTL in 1989.
Why is NRTL Certification Important?
NRTL certification provides clear evidence that your electrical and electronic products comply with the required standards of the North American market. The MET Mark on your product indicates national compliance by virtue of MET’s equivalent accreditations to UL and CSA. The MET Mark clearly indicates compliance to US and Canadian requirements.
At the client’s option, the MET Mark can specify the applicable UL and/or CSA standard to which the product complies. The MET Mark for product safety is accepted throughout the United States and Canada. For Canada, Eurofins MET Labs was one of the first labs to be fully accepted by the Standards Council of Canada as a Certification Body. The MET-c Mark is recognised by the Standards Council of Canada and provincial authorities throughout Canada. In addition, Eurofins MET Labs is one of the few labs in the US with international recognition as a National Certification Body (NCB) as part of the IECEE CB scheme that includes 50 countries.
How does the MET Mark prove that a product meets the national requirements?
The MET Mark indicates national compliance by virtue of Eurofins MET Labs’ equivalent accreditations to UL and CSA. The MET Mark clearly indicates compliance to US and Canadian requirements. At the client’s option, the MET Mark can specify the applicable UL and/or CSA standard to which the product complies.
MET Mark-listed products are sold in many major retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. The MET Mark indicates that the product has been evaluated for safety by an approved independent lab in accordance with the national standard. Eurofins MET Labs is available to provide the necessary information if any retail store requests clarification of the national requirements.
Eurofins MET Labs is approved by OSHA to certify products in over 200 categories and can test to an additional 230+ standards.