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(1) When the term "approved" is used in these orders, it shall refer to products, materials, devices, systems, or installations that have been approved, listed, labeled, or certified as conforming to applicable governmental or other nationally recognized standards, or applicable scientific principles. The approval, listing, labeling, or certification of conformity, shall be based upon an evaluation performed by a person, firm, or entity with appropriate registered engineering competence or by a person, firm, or entity, independent of the manufacturer or supplier of the product, with demonstrated competence in the field of such evaluation.
EXCEPTION: Where written approval by the Division is required in these orders.
(2) The term "approved" shall also refer to products, materials, devices, systems, or installations that have been approved, listed, labeled, or certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
(b) The Division may require proof in addition to that under subsection (a) of this Section that the products, materials, devices, systems, or installations will provide reasonable safety under the conditions of use.
(c) When these orders require an approval of products, materials, devices, systems or installations and that approval is not available under subsection (a) of this Section, it will be necessary to submit to the Division engineering calculations, stress analyses, and other data for each design, model, or make for which an approval is requested. The Division will then approve or disapprove the product, material, device system, or installation as submitted or under specified conditions.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 9-6-94; operative 10-6-94 (Register 94, No. 36).