OSHA revokes ARL's status as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (2/26)
Under Subsection E of 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA can revoke this recognition if any of three potential causes is identified. OSHA found deficiencies in ARL’s testing and certification operations. Subsection E grants ARL the opportunity to correct these deficiencies or request a hearing on the matter. ARL did not request a hearing and OSHA determined that the deficiencies were not adequately corrected. As a result, OSHA notified ARL of its revocation decision, which was effective as of January 28, 2008. OSHA will not accept product certifications done by ARL on or after this date.
To review copies of public documents on ARL’s recognition (Docket No. OSHA-2007-0083), contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-2625, Washington, DC 20210.