P roduct and S afety C ertifications Mi-T-M builds safe and reliable products. In the United States, the UL, CSA International and ETL are accredited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Generally speaking, all OSHA accredited laboratories conduct their tests against the same set of US standards and codes. Mi-T-M is authorized by the CSA to perform most product certification work in-house with NRTL audits to guarantee credibility. The mark of CSA, ETL or UL on a Mi-T-M product is an added assurance of safety.
CSA Group - the Canadian Standards Association - for standards development, information products, sale of publications, training and membership services.
CSA International - for product testing and certification; also test to applicable US standards, which include ANSI, UL, CSA, NSF and others.
QMI - for management systems registration. CSA marks appear on over one million products worldwide.
Intertek's ETL Semko division has been the global leader in the testing, inspection and certification of products for over 100 years, dating back to Thomas Edison's Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) . The ETL listed mark is the legal equivalent of the UL-listed and CSA-listed marks, designated by OSHA and the Standards Council of Canada. When Mi- T-M products bear Intertek's proprietary ETL-listed mark, the letters ETL will carry with them a long history of innovation, influence and independence. UL, "Underwriters Laboratories Inc." the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. UL has tested products for public safety for more than a century. UL offers one of the conformity assessment industry's broadest port- folios of capabilities and certification marks. Their unique mix of local expertise in global markets and deep industry knowledge helps bring safer products to market. The International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code establishes rules of safety governing the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels, and nuclear power plant components during construction. In the formulation of its rules and in the establishment of maximum design and operating pressures, the Committee considers technological advances including materials, construction, methods of fabrication, inspection, certification and overpressure protection. CETA is an international non-profit trade association made up of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, contractors/end users and associates. All these members coordinate efforts to promote public awareness, professionalism, industry-wide safety standards and education for the advancement of the powered cleaning equipment industry.
The objective of the rules is to provide a margin of deterioration in service. Advancements in design and material and the evidence of experience are constantly being added by Addenda.
Originating in 1914, the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is now adopted in part or in its entirety, by 49 states and numerous municipalities and territories of the United States and all the provinces of Canada.
CSA International is the principal product testing, certification and standards development organization serving the gas industry in the US and Canada.
They are the number one source for gas product approvals in North America and the only organization that issues the familiar Blue Star Mark for the US and Blue Flame Mark for Canada.
CSA International is uniquely qualified to test and certify that gas appliances and accessories meet applicable US standards. Since 1925, the Blue Star Mark of approval has been the mark of choice for gas-fired appliances and accessories in the US. We test products for conformance with all applicable ANSI and CSA gas standards. CSA marked products are used and sold in the US everyday. The Warnock Hersey Mark (WH) is North Americas leading product safety and performance mark for building and construction products. Products bearing the WH Mark indicate compliance to relevant building codes, association criteria, and product safety and performance standards. The WH Mark can be found on more than 6,500 products ranging from fire doors and builders hardware to hearth, plumbing and construction products. Having Intertek's WH Mark on your product reflects your commitment to product safety, performance and quality to inspectors, builders and end users. The mark also signifies that the products manufacturing site(s) undergo periodic follow-up inspections to ensure ongoing compliance of the originally certified product.
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