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Independent Laboratories

Section 6.10 of the regulation permits MSHA to accept testing and evaluation performed by an independent laboratory provided the applicant submits the following information:

  1. Written evidence of the laboratory's independence and current recognition by a laboratory accrediting organization;

  2. Complete technical explanation of how the product complies with each requirement in the applicable MSHA product approval requirements;

  3. Identification of components or features of the product that are critical to the safety of the product; and

  4. All documentation, including drawings and specifications, as submitted to the independent laboratory by the applicant and as required by the applicable part under this chapter.

A listing of laboratories from which MSHA has accepted testing and evaluation results under 30 CFR Part 6 can be found below:

  • DEKRA EXAM GmbH
    Dinnendahlstrasse 9
    44809 Bochum, Germany
    Contact: Michael Wittler
    Telephone: +49 234 3696 321
    Fax Number: +49 234 3696 301
    E-Mail: michael.wittler@dekra.com

  • FM Approvals LLC
    743 Reynolds Road
    West Glocester, RI 02814
    Contact: Andrew Lozinski
    Telephone: 401-567-5014
    Fax: 401-568-6241
    E-Mail: andrew.lozinski@fmapprovals.com
    Internet Address: http://www.fmglobal.com/approvals

  • QPS Evaluation Services Inc.
    81 Kelfield St., Unit 8
    Toronto, ON M9W 5A3
    Contacts: Kerry Nice or Tom Bartoffy
    Telephone: 416-241-8857 (ext. 240 or 243)
    Fax: 416-241-0682
    E-Mails: knice@qps.ca or tbartoffy@qps.ca
    Internet Address: http://www.qps.ca

  • SGS North America, Inc
    291 Fairfield Avenue
    Fairfield, NJ 07004
    Contact: Mark Tavano
    Telephone: 973-349-5484
    Fax: 973-575-7175
    E-Mail: mark.tavano@sgs.com
    Internet Address: www.sgs.com

  • SIRA
    Rake Lane Eccleston
    Chester, England
    CH4 9JN
    Contact: Steve Otty
    Telephone: +44 (0)1244 670 900
    Fax Number: +44 (0)1244 681 330
    E-Mail: exhazard@siratc.co.uk
    Internet Address: http://www.siraservices.com/index2.html

  • TestSafe Australia
    919 Londonderry Road
    Londonderry NSW
    Australia
    Contact: Ajay Maira
    Telephone: 61 (0) 2 4724 4900
    Fax: 61 (0) 2 4724 4999
    E-Mail: testsafe@workcover.nsw.gov.au
    Internet Address: http://www.testsafe.com.au

  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
    333 Pfingsten Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062-2096
    Contact: Joseph W. Getner
    Telephone: 847-664-3519
    Fax: 847-313-3519
    E-Mail: Joseph.W.Getner@us.ul.com
    Internet Address: http://www.ul.com/hazloc/