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UL Standards Publishes First Joint Canada-US National Standards Adoptions for Canada and the US Simultaneously
January 25, 2016 | Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a global safety science leader and standards developer is pleased to announce the publication of its first two joint Canada-US standards approved as National Adoptions of Canada (NAC) by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), and American National Standards (ANS) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The publication of ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5, Standard for Personal Flotation Devices – Part 5: Buoyancy Aids (Level 50) – Safety Requirements, and ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-9, Standard for Personal Flotation Devices – Part 9: Test Methods, each illustrate the ground-breaking achievement of adopting ISO standards for Canada and the US simultaneously using a single consensus body and publishing a single document for use in both countries. The binational Standards Technical Panel (STP) serving as the consensus body for these efforts is comprised of key stakeholders from Canada and the US, including the US Coast Guard and Transport Canada, along with international participants. Read more.

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