Why marks matter-and how your business can benefit!
Certification marks offer peace of mind to retailers, product specifiers, regulators, and consumers alike. The CSA mark shows that a product has been independently tested and certified to meet recognized standards for safety or performance. (See why standards matter.)
In some jurisdictions-such as New York City, Los Angeles (City and County), Washington, Oregon and North Carolina-certification marks are mandatory; in other jurisdictions these marks are voluntary. But in either case it makes good sense to look for a reputable certification mark on the products you buy, sell, and specify-especially in today's business climate where independent verification and product liability litigation are increasing concerns.
Certification marks look good on your products. They can:
- demonstrate responsible corporate citizenship
- show your commitment to customer satisfaction and safety
Like other services in the North American economy, the testing and certification business is now more competitive than ever before. Even long-established laboratories must compete for the loyalty of manufacturers and the confidence of consumers. And that's good news for you. It means that, on average, manufacturers are getting their products certified more efficiently, and consumers are recognizing a wider range of certification marks.
Take full advantage of the range of choices made possible by today's competitive marketplace: don't limit yourself to the certification marks of only one testing laboratory, but do insist on the marks of a nationally recognized testing laboratory, like CSA International. CSA International is accredited to test and certify electrical and gas products in America, as defined in OSHA regulation 1910.7. In Canada, CSA International is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
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