30 CFR § 7.2
The following definitions apply in this part.
An individual or organization that manufactures or
controls the assembly of a product and that applies to MSHA for approval of
A document issued by MSHA which states that a product has
met the requirements of this part and which authorizes an approval marking
identifying the product as approved.
Authorized company official.
An individual designated by applicant
who has the authority to bind the company.
A feature of a product that, if not
manufactured as approved, could have a direct adverse effect on safety and
for which testing or inspection is required prior to shipment to ensure
conformity with the technical requirements under which the approval was
Equivalent non-MSHA product safety standards. A non-MSHA product safety standard, or group of standards, that is determined by MSHA to provide at least the same degree of protection as the applicable MSHA product technical requirements in the subparts of this part, or can be modified to provide at least the same degree of protection as those MSHA requirements.
Extention of approval.
A document issued by MSHA which states that
the change to a product previously approved by MSHA under this part meets the
requirements of this part and which authorizes the continued use of the
approval marking after the appropriate extension number has been added.
Post-approval product audit.
Examination, testing, or both, by MSHA
of approved products selected by MSHA to determine whether those products
meet the applicable technical requirements and have been manufactured as
The design and performance requirements for a
product, as specified in a subpart of this part.
The methods specified in a subpart of this part used
to determine whether a product meet the performance portion of the technical
[53 FR 23500, June 22, 1988; 53 FR 25569, July 7, 1988]
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