January 4, 2024
As of October 2023, 55 UL Solutions’ facilities are now Recognized Testing Sites under the United States (U.S.) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program. Forty-two of these sites previously participated in OHSA’s Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program (SNAP), and all 55 now operate under the UL Solutions legal entity UL LLC and its Scope of Recognition in OSHA’s NRTL Program. The OSHA NRTL program enables testing, inspection and certification (TIC) providers such as UL Solutions to certify products used in U.S. workplaces.
The recognition of these sites allows UL Solutions to continue serving customers locally at NRTL-Recognized Testing Sites following OSHA’s termination of SNAP. At these sites, we help both domestic and international manufacturers of products used by American workers gain a deeper understanding of local markets and the certification process. This includes manufacturers of products ranging from safety-critical equipment to micromobility devices and many other everyday materials and goods workers use.
“We are pleased that OSHA approved our application requesting the conversion of our 42 Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program sites to Recognized Testing Sites under our Scope of Recognition in OSHA’s Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program,” said Rick Titus, accreditation manager at UL Solutions. “OSHA’s decision enables the UL Solutions legal entity UL LLC to continue operating locally with this expanded Scope of Recognition now totaling 55 Recognized Testing Sites worldwide, helping our customers demonstrate safety for products used in workplaces throughout the U.S.”
OSHA introduced SNAP in 2009 to allow approved NRTLs to use this supplemental program to perform certain certification activities at designated operating sites. OSHA published a Federal Register Notice on Nov. 24, 2020, announcing the termination of SNAP.
At UL Solutions, we understand how critical it is for customers to be able to access certification services quickly and locally. We are pleased to continue assisting customers without disruption with the conversion of our facilities to NRTL-Recognized Testing Sites.