Participant's Name: Cross Brothers, Inc
Order Number: 111820
Type of Equipment: Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
Model/Type of Designation: 1, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 12
Report No.: 560497
Intertek - http://www.etl.com
Is product safety testing
North America product safety testing is mandatory before
entry into the U.S. and Canadian markets. However, the
choice in testing partners to conduct the testing is ours.
We chose the ETL Listed Mark, provided by Intertek, for a
Listed Mark is recognized by all Authorities Having
Jurisdiction (AHJs) including building code officials,
fire marshals, and inspectors across North America;
Listed Mark is accepted by all major North American
Intertek is recognized by the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized
Testing Laboratory (NRTL);
Intertek is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada
as an accredited Testing Organization and Certification
manufacturers required to use UL for their compliance
testing? Isn't this mandated by the standards themselves?
The simple answer to
both questions is "no." In fact, this misconception has
misled many manufacturers to believe that they don't have a
choice in their third-party testing partner. To satisfy the
prerequisite of having your products tested by an
independent organization, the true legal requirement is that
the testing laboratory must be a Nationally Recognized
Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by OSHA. Intertek is
recognized worldwide as a competent testing, inspection and
certification organization, and the ETL Listed Mark serves
as proof of product compliance with national standards.
difference between the ETL Listed and UL Listed Marks?
marks demonstrate that the product that bears it has met the
minimum requirements of widely accepted product safety
standards as determined through the independent testing of a
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). And, as
part of that testing regimen, the product manufacturer has
agreed to periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued
compliance. So, the only real difference between the marks
is in the service, and services, of the testing laboratory
behind them. It's here that Intertekís clients enjoy the
real differences between UL and ETL. Our custom-tailored
testing, quick turnarounds, and flexible work methods are
literally changing the face of the industry by promoting an
environment where the testing lab and product manufacturer
work more collaboratively - bringing products to market more
quickly, more smoothly, and more cost-effectively than ever
How can I learn
more about the mark?
Listed Mark is the legal equivalent to the UL and CSA Listed
Marks. A product bearing the ETL Listed Mark is determined
to have met the minimum requirements of prescribed product
How can I learn
more about the NRTL Program?
Program is part of the Occupational Safety and Health
Administrationís directive to ensure products are safe for
use in the U.S. workplace. It recognizes the capabilities
of private-sector organizations to determine whether a
specific product meets safety standards developed by the
American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters
Laboratories (UL), and others.
How can I learn
more about Intertek and the ETL SEMKO division?
Group plc is an international testing, inspection and
certification organization with laboratories around the
world. The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek conducts product
safety testing and certification, EMC testing and
performance testing for manufacturers of household
appliances, HVAC equipment, cables and wiring accessories,
industrial machinery, medical devices, lighting, telecom,
automotive, semiconductor and building products.