UL Standards for Canada
UL has been developing standards for over 100 years. In 2013, UL was accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a nationally recognized Standards Development Organization (SDO) to develop National Standards of Canada (NSCs) and National Adoptions of Canada (NACs). UL now develops joint Canada-US standards using a streamlined process that involves a single consensus body administered by a single SDO accredited by the SCC in Canada and ANSI in the US.
ACCREDITED SDO IN CANADA AND THE USA streamlined process involving a single consensus body administered by a single SDO:
- July 19, 2016 - Proposed National Adoption of ISO 10377, Standard for Consumer Product Safety – Guidelines for Suppliers
- Juillet 19, 2016 - Normes UL obtient un contrat pour l’adoption nationale de la norme ISO 10377
- July 1, 2016 - Canadian National Adoption of ISO 10377
- Juillet 1, 2016 - Adoption nationale du Canada de la norme ISO 10377
- January 25, 2016 - UL Standards Publishes First Joint Canada-US National Standards Adoptions for Canada and the US Simultaneously
- Janvier 25, 2016 - Normes UL publie simultanément au Canada et aux États-Unis ses premières normes binationales conjointes canado-américaines
- UL and ULC Developing Joint Canada-US Standard for Plumbing and Heating Sector - Standards Council of Canada-ULC Press Release
- UL Begins Work on Utility Meter Standard for Canada
- UL Selected as Authorized Standard Developer for Canada
- UL choisi à titre d'organisme d'élaboration de normes agréé pour le Canada
SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION
The scope of the SCC accreditation is for the process of standards development and intended to deliver standards that will advance the national economy, support sustainable development, benefit the health, safety and welfare of workers and the public, assist and protect consumers, facilitate domestic and international trade and further international cooperation in relation to standardization.
This is very similar to UL's scope of accreditation with ANSI, which is:
As part of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) requirements to provide reasonable access for all potential stake holders to participate in the process of standards development, the public must be notified at specific milestones in the development process. This includes:
In order to fulfill these requirements there are 3 separate notifications: New Project Activity, Public Review, and Recently Published.
SCC Program Requirements for the Accreditation of Standards Development Organizations and for the Approval of National Standards of Canada: