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Underwriters Laboratory - Christopher James

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Laboratory Update - Christopher James, Principal Engineer, UL

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Underwriters Laboratory - Christopher James

  1. 1. Living Our Mission UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential. UL LLC UPDATE
  2. 2. • Knowledge and Experience • UL12402 • Marking and Labeling Revisions • Additional UL Services • Final Words • Questions AGENDA 2UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  3. 3. UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential. 3
  4. 4. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE UL prides ourselves with the knowledge of our staff and world class facilities regarding flotation devices. In addition to the 40+ years of experience with flotation device testing, UL: • Has staff in US, Canada and the United Kingdom. • Has representation on the US/Canada standards committees. • Is a member of the US Technical Advisory and Canadian Mirror Committees. • Is an active US delegate at ISO TC188/SC1 Technical Meetings. • Is a member of the MarED Committee, which is a European Notified Body Committee in relation to the Marine Equipment Directive. • Is a member of the Vertical Working Group 8, which is the European Test House Group in relation to the Personal Protective Equipment Directive. 4UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  5. 5. BRAND PROTECTION 5UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential. Global Security & Brand Protection assisted Specialized IP Units with Peru’s Attorney General’s Office & National Police in a search warrant in Lima, Peru of a suspect manufacturer and distributor of personal flotation devices bearing counterfeit UL Listing marks. 100 finished and 100 unfinished life jackets with counterfeit UL Listing marks were located and seized during the operation. Children’s life jackets were also found to be manufactured and sold by the suspect company
  6. 6. FLOTATION DEVICE CERTIFICATION OFFERINGS 6UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential. • US Code of Federal Regulations • UL Standards • Life Saving Appliance Code • Small Vessel Regulations • CGSB Standards • UL Standards • Canadian Life Saving Appliance Standard • Life Saving Appliance Code • Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE) • Marine Equipment Directive (MED) • Numerous EN and ISO standards
  7. 7. UL12402 In efforts to comply with the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Council (RCC) that was created on 4 February 2011, the United States Coast Guard, Transport Canada, industry and other stakeholders decided to develop harmonized standards for flotation devices that would move towards the elimination of regulatory restrictions. UL currently has the capabilities to test and certify applicable products to UL12402-5, Personal Flotation Devices – Part 5: Buoyancy Aids (Level 50) – Safety Requirements. As additional parts of UL12402 and UL15027 (Immersion Suits) are published, UL will be ready to offer testing and certifications for new and existing products once agreed upon by USCG and TC. 7UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  8. 8. MARKING AND LABELING REVISIONS “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford UL staff are prepared to assist the Life Jacket Association with the transition to the new marking and labeling requirements currently published in UL1123 and being adopted into UL1180. Once UL1123 and UL1180 have both been published, our staff will be contacting each of our impacted customers to develop an implementation plan based on the future effective date developed. 8UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  9. 9. MARKING AND LABELING REVISIONS 9UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  10. 10. MARKING AND LABELING REVISIONS 10UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  11. 11. ADDITIONAL SERVICE OFFERINGS • Commercial Laboratory Services (CLS) • Verification Services (VS) • Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions • Cybersecurity • Environment/Sustainability • Training 11UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  12. 12. TRAINING 12UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential. At the request of current and potential UL customers, we are developing training modules which are intended to educate the audience on various aspects of flotation device basics, certification testing, inspection obligations, etc.
  13. 13. ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION OFFERINGS In addition to flotation devices, UL is also an accredited certification body and test house for numerous other personal protective equipment which can be certified to a wide range of standards such NFPA, ASSE, ASTM, ISEA, EN and ISO. 13UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  14. 14. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBERS - 2016 14UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential. 83% of the drownings occurred without wearing a lifejacket1 51% of the deaths occurred in calm water1,2 1 – Accident statistics were extracted from the USCG 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics 2 - 93 deaths were excluded since the water conditions were unknown 3 – 62 deaths were excluded since the visibility was unknown 71% of deaths occurred with good visibility during the day1,3 Why? • 701 Deaths • 80% Drowned
  15. 15. IT’S NOT JUST A JOB – IT’S PERSONAL 15UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  16. 16. FINAL WORDS As always, it is indeed a great honor to attend the Life Jacket Association annual meeting each year. Critical to our mission of Making the World a Safer Place, we pride ourselves with the services we provide. The sweat, blood, and tears we have all poured into a common goal of saving lives is nothing short of remarkable and a badge of honor that each of you should wear proudly!!! Keep up the great work. 16UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential.
  17. 17. FIND US ON… 17UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2017. Proprietary & Confidential. QUESTIONS

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