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CSA One-Stop North American Certification. CSA is now accredited
by OSHA as an NRTL. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
accredits testing organizations under their Nationally Recognized Testing
Laboratory Program (NRTL) to test and approve products for use in the
workplace. These approvals are mandatory throughout the U.S.
This means that:
CSA Rexdale is now equivalent to all other NRTL organizations with respect
to regulatory acceptance throughout the U.S.A.
Customers can obtain One-Stop, North American Certification through any
CSA office or partner world-wide.
Why choose CSA?
A product tested and
approved by CSA has full regulatory acceptance and can be sold on both
sides of the border.
You need to make a single
application, submit one set of samples, go through one process and pay
one certification fee.
Time and cost, compared
to the current marketplace is dramatically reduced.
CSA accreditation covers
an extensive scope of over 360 U.S. standards for electrical, electronic
and other products.
CSA will accept UL and
other NRTL's test data and reports submitted by the customer. CSA will
accept UL and other NRTL listed products and components.
We offer the best service
in terms of time, cost and quality, which has made us the No. 1 certification
We are internationally
known as the most innovative organization, offering the most flexible
and responsive services designed to meet the clients business needs.
We have highly experienced
and technically competent professional staff with an average length of
service of over 10 years.
We have reciprocal agreements
with agencies throughout the world to help customers market their products
We are respected for our
integrity and our quality of workmanship.
We are in business to serve
General Products can be CSA certified to U.S. standards as identified
by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), United States
Department of Labor. Products covered under this certification service
require the use of an indicator adjacent to the CSA mark. The following
is a clarification of the various marking options available, depending
on the CSA service selected.
Option A - Compliance to U.S. Standards
Only. The CSA mark shall include the "NRTL" indicator adjacent
to the CSA Mark. The preferred location of the indicator is beneath the
CSA Mark, however other adjacent locations are permitted if this placement
is not practical.
Option B - Compliance to both CSA
and a U.S. Standard. The CSA Mark shall include the "NRTL/C"
or "C" and "US" indicators adjacent to the CSA Mark.
The preferred location of the indicator is beneath the CSA Mark, however
other adjacent locations are permitted if this placement is not practical.
For your reference, the CSA Mark that shows a product has
been tested and approved by CSA for the United States market is "NRTL".
The CSA Mark showing that a product is approved for both Canadian and
U.S. markets is the "NRTL/C" or "C" and "US".