Useful websites and information.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.
For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. Intertek goes beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; they help customers improve performance, gain efficiencies in manufacturing and logistics, overcome market constraints, and reduce risk. The ETL Listed Mark is the fastest growing certification mark in North America, widely accepted by AHJs and building code officials.
The largest standards development organization in Canada dedicated to promoting a better, safer, more sustainable world.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
The IEEE helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.
American National Standards Institute
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The Institute’s mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association, (NEMA)
NEMA created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products. The organization has also made numerous contributions to the electrical industry by shaping public policy development and operating as a central confidential agency for gathering, compiling, and analyzing market statistics and economics data.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency created to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with some 15,000 types of consumer products. An important part of this mission is to inform the public about product hazards. CPSC uses various means to inform the public. These include local and national media coverage, publication of numerous booklets and product alerts, a web site, a telephone Hotline, a Fax-On-Demand service, the National Injury Information Clearinghouse, CPSC’s Public Information Center and responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation’s markets function competitively, and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. In general, the Commission’s efforts are directed toward stopping actions that threaten consumers’ opportunities to exercise informed choice. Finally, the Commission undertakes economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Congress, the Executive Branch, other independent agencies, and state and local governments when requested.
National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) established in 1896, NFPA serves as the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.