Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has officially announced in the Federal Register that it has expanded the recognized testing & certification scope of MET to include UL 62368-1, UL 60079-0, UL 60079-2, UL 60079-11 and UL 60079-15 to our scope.
Manufacturers who are eager to learn the impact of the new hazard-based standard (HBSE) superseding IEC/UL/CS 60950 and 60065 – Audio/Video (AV) & Information Technology equipment (ITE), can turn to MET for guidance on the transition.
In other news, the SCC has granted MET the accreditation to certify to CSA C22.2 No. 280. This is the Canadian equivalent to UL 2594 – Electric vehicle supply equipment.
These standards are but a small number of what remain with OSHA, SCC, A2LA or IECEE for eventual addition to our scope. Our Product Safety team is also continuing to work behind the scenes to submit more applications for expansion to more standards.
Lithium-ion batteries are a widely used power source in portable, mobile, and large electronic products. The rate of failures associated with their use is small, but several well-publicized incidents have raised concerns about their overall safety.
35 Years of Contribution
November marked a milestone for MET and Rick Cooper, Safety Lab Director, as he celebrated his 35th year anniversary with MET. Rick began in 1981 and quickly moved up in the company becoming Safety Lab Director in 2000. Rick helped MET gain multiple accreditations from OSHA, SCC, A2LA, and IECEE.