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Clearing The Air On OSHA Requirements For Hazardous Locations
There is often a misconception that a product must have either a UL or FM marking to be "legal" for use in hazardous locations across the U.S. and, furthermore, that the product must be certified using the division classification system. The common statement from safety or regulatory compliance personnel for petrochemical and pharmaceutical facilities is "your product must be UL or FM certified and it must meet requirements for a Class 1, Division 1 or 2 hazardous locations as defined in NEC 500. This White Paper is intended to provide guidance given NEC and OSHA rule changes (see excerpt below). The paragraphs below were extracted from OSHA's website. Visiting the OSHA webDATES This final rule becomes effective on August 13, 2007. ADDRESSES In accordance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), the Agency designates the Associate Solicitor of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of ...