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Standards Update - Maria Iafono

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Maria Iafono, Director, UL Standards-Canada & STP 1123 Chair

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Standards Update - Maria Iafono

  1. 1. UL STANDARDS Update Life Jacket Association Annual Meeting June 27, 2017 St. Petersburg, Florida
  2. 2. UL’s Listing Service for PFDs 2
  3. 3. PFD Tests 3
  4. 4. UL STANDARDS Maria Iafano Chair STP 1123 Nicolette Allen Project Manager STP 1123
  5. 5. UL Standards Public Safety Mission 5 To develop and maintain standards that improve the safety of living and working environments around the world.
  6. 6. By the Numbers 2016 Approximately 15,600 CSDS USERS COLLABORATIVE STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM OVER 4,000 Volunteers ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT 1,614 CURRENT STANDARDS PUBLISHED BY THE UL FAMILY OF COMPANIES 30+ COUNTRIES REPRESENTED ON STPs AND COMMITTEES 450+ ACTIVE STPs & COMMITTEES DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING STANDARDS 62 DEDICATED STANDARDS PROFESSIONALS 6
  7. 7. Accredited as an SDO for Canada 7 • In February 2013, UL was accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) for Canada. • UL’s standards development process is accredited by both ANSI and SCC • Procedures align with WTO TBT Agreement International standards principles for consensus, openness, and transparency
  8. 8. Disclaimer goes here Global Standards Developer 8 International Regional Bilateral MOUs (9)
  9. 9. COPANT/PASC -Vancouver May 2017 9 UL & Jamaica UL & Bolivia UL & Costa Rica UL & Ecuador UL & Mexico
  10. 10. Disclaimer goes here International Standards Facilitator 10 ISO TC188/SC1
  11. 11. Standards Technical Panel 1123
  12. 12. Why? Innovation 12
  13. 13. Why? Market Access 13
  14. 14. Why? Saving Lives 14
  15. 15. What? STP 1123 – Current Standards (9) UL 1123, Marine Buoyant Devices UL 1175, Buoyant Cushions UL 1177, Buoyant Vests UL 1180, Fully Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices UL 1191, Components for Personal Floatation Devices UL 1197, Immersion Suits UL 1517, Hybrid Personal Flotation Devices ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5, PFDs Buoyancy Aids (Level 50) ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-9, PFD Test Methods 15
  16. 16. STP Current Workload 16 Update Existing Standards Develop New Standards Proposals To Maintain Existing Standards
  17. 17. 1st Joint Canada-US Standards Published 17 Published December 2015
  18. 18. New Harmonization Process • Faster • Single process, less complicated • All affected stakeholders at the same table • Reduces duplication of effort • On-going harmonization is inherent 18 1 Joint Bi- national STP Single SDO accredited in CAN - US Single Joint standard Develop draft standard Preliminary Review, Ballot, Public Review
  19. 19. Standards Currently being Revised (6) 19 UL 1123, Marine Buoyant Devices, Label & Placard PUBLISHED on June 2, 2017, Revised June 22 UL 1180, Fully Inflatable PFDs, Label & Placard TO BE PUBLISHED June 30, 2017 UL 1517, Hybrid PFDs, Reaffirmation RECIRCULATION OPEN June 14, 2017, CLOSES June 28, 2017
  20. 20. Standards Currently being Revised (6) 20 UL 1191, Components, Proposal RECIRCULATION OR BINATIONAL PROPOSAL TO OPEN SHORTLY UL 1175, Buoyant Cushions, Proposal Throwables Task Group PRELIMINARY REVIEW TO OPEN July 7, 2017 ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5, PFDs Buoyancy Aids (Level 50), Label Necessary Label Revisions NOTICE OF INTENT FILED, PRELIMINARY REVIEW TO OPEN SHORTLY
  21. 21. New Standards Under Development (8) 21
  22. 22. 22 New Standards Under Development Immersion Suits 15027-2 (Abandonment) 15027-3 (Test Methods) Lifejackets 12402-4 (level 100) Shooting for 1st Preliminary Review by end of Summer
  23. 23. STP 1123 WHAT’s NEXT?
  24. 24. Possible Additional Standards Work • Full Harmonization of remainder of ISO 12402: • ISO 12402-1: PFDs. Lifejackets for seagoing ships. Safety requirements • ISO 12402-2: PFDs. Lifejackets, performance level 275. Safety requirements • ISO 12402-3: PFDs. Lifejackets, performance level 150. Safety requirements • ISO 12402-4: PFDs. Lifejackets, performance level 100. Safety requirements • ISO 12402-6: PFDs. Special purpose lifejackets and buoyancy aids. Safety requirements and additional test methods • ISO 12402-7: PFDs. Materials and components. Safety requirements and test methods • ISO 12402-8: PFDs. Accessories. Safety requirements and test methods • ISO 12402-10: PFDs. Selection and application of personal flotation devices and other relevant device 24
  25. 25. PRIORITIES (confirmed with STP May 2017) 1. Process any proposals submitted to address a safety concern 2. Undertake any revisions to support transition to ISO 12402 5 & 9 i. Any label proposals needed (Revisions to Part 5) ii. Any absolutely necessary revisions needed to Part 5 & 9 3. Continue developing new Lifejacket & Immersion Suits Standards: i. ISO 15027-1, -2, -3 ii. ISO 12402 – 2, -3, -4, -6 iii. UL 1191 as a binational standard 4. Continue work on other standards to be revised i. UL 1175 (Throwable PFDs) ii. UL 1517 (special purpose devices) 5. Continue to develop UL 9595 Follow Up 6. Continue adoption of ISO 12402 suite 25
  26. 26. WORKPLANs & MILESTONES 26
  27. 27. Next Steps • Complete standards currently being revised ‒ UL 1180 (June 30 published) ‒ UL 1517 (July –publication or withdrawal) ‒ UL 1175 (July preliminary review) ‒ ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5 (July preliminary review) ‒ UL 1191 (summer preliminary review) • Task Groups complete work on draft standards to prepare for preliminary review & ballot by entire STP: ‒ ISO 12402 – 2, -3, -4, -6 (Prelim Review - 4 Summer) ‒ ISO 15027 -1, -2, -3 (Prelim Review -2, -3 Summer ) ‒ UL 9595, Follow-Up (Prelim Review 2018) 27
  28. 28. Truly North American Standard 28 Once UL/DGN MOU finalized Mexico would like to adopt
  29. 29. QUESTIONS?? THANK YOU. Maria Iafano Chair STP 1123 Director, UL Standards – Canada Maria.iafano@ul.com Nicolette Allen Project Manager STP 1123 Nicolette.Allen@ul.com

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