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Expands OSHA's NRTL listing to include photovoltaic manufacturers

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 21, 2022 10:00:00 AM
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By 29 June 2022 OSHA decided the scope expansion of three solar standards for TÜV Rheinland of North America, NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) of OSHA.

Standard Number Standard Title
UL 61730 –1 Photovoltaic (PV) Module Safety Qualification—Part 1: Requirements for Construction
UL 61730 –2 Photovoltaic (PV) Module Safety Qualification—Part 2: Requirements for Testing
UL 1703 Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels

Link to NRTL listing of TÜV Rheinland North America:
OSHA's Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program - TUV |
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHAThese standards are important for photovoltaic module products, which can ensure their quality and safe operation in North America.

Additionally the certification of CAN/CSA-C22.2 for Canada puts our clients in the position to mark their products with the cTUVus test mark. This successful expansion will enable us to help our customers' products of photovoltaic modules enter the North American market providing a complete solution for certification. For photovoltaic module manufacturers who focus on the global market, the certification service of TÜV Rheinland covering the North American market can break down entry barriers between different markets and cover the global mainstream market without the inconvenience of repeated testing.

Within a global network of laboratories and a wide range of solar services TÜV Rheinland is currently the only service provider for accredited scope regarding IEC 61215 series and IEC / UL 61730 / CAN/CSA certification schemes.

Everything can be provided from a single certification body! Feel free to connect with our experts and find out more.

OHSA certAccreditation of TÜV Rheinland of North America by OSHA


About OSHA
OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created OSHA to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

About TÜV Rheinland
On Aug.16, 1995, our North American subsidiary has been accredited as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by OSHA, which has firmed our leading role in providing regulatory access services for goods entering the US market.

There are six laboratories in TÜV Rheinland group which have been included in the accreditation scope of NRTL as recognized sites. These laboratories are located in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taipei and Taichung in China, Yokohama in Japan and Cologne in Germany.

Covering a variety of common and special products, TÜV Rheinland's cutting-edge know-how and services convince your clients of both the safety and quality of your products and verify their compliance with US regulations. TÜV Rheinland is your reliable partner. Our experts can provide you with technical guidance on product requirements and help you to deal with any regulatory challenges.