OSHA grants QPS NRTL Status in the USA

Toronto, ON – March 02, 2011 - QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. announced today that in addition to its current accreditation in the USA its laboratories located in Toronto, Canada have been granted the status of a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a USA government body.

As an independent testing and certification organization, QPS is already accredited in Canada by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and in the USA by the International Accreditation Service (IAS), a national accreditation body associated with the US Building Code Officials. QPS is also accredited internationally in the IECEE/CB Scheme (for general electrical products) and in the IECEx Scheme (for equipment used in explosive atmospheres).

“This major important milestone represents the culmination of QPS’s goal to offer customers NRTL certification” says Nick Maalouf, VP of QA and External Affairs. “Combined with our existing accreditations, and complemented by our global partnership network of like organizations, we are now further positioned to provide full market access to North America and worldwide, for manufacturers and exporters of electrical products”.  

QPS was founded in 1996 in Toronto, and is now recognized as the fastest growing, privately owned, third-party testing and certification body in North America. Starting with a handful of staff that firmly believe in and deliver true customer service with high technical excellence, QPS has grown and expanded by word-of-mouth, thanks to thousands of satisfied customers. Now, QPS has engineering staff located across Canada and the USA, and boasts a state-of-art laboratory located in Toronto for testing of all types of electrical products to Canadian, US, and international standards for safety, energy efficiency, and performance. “We are now big enough to compete worldwide, but still small enough to care about our customers”, says QPS President, John Gulino.

In addition to its labs in Toronto, QPS is also in the process of setting up another test facility in Cleveland, Ohio. “This move supports our strategy to localize services and will enable QPS to meet its commitment to continue to improve the efficient delivery of its services” says Jim Morrison, VP of Engineering. 

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