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How to decipher ul listings?

How to decipher ul listings?

How to decipher ul listings?

I discovered an iron being used in my manufacturing plant. It was a standard iron you buy at any department store. On the handle it said " For home use only", we there fore had the iron removed. Now I am being asked to verify that the  devices in the plant are listed for use in the plant. From pencil sharpeners on the desk to battery operated drills. This is taking an incredible amount of time and effort, and even if I do find a device on "UL" the description does not say it suitable for indutrial use or anything similar. Could someone please tell me how to verify common items are suitable to be in an industrial setting?

RE: How to decipher ul listings?

Good luck... Must be slow at your company. Busy work time.

An OSHA inspector will pass right over things like pencil sharpeners/printers,etc... on desks because it's not really used for production work. We did have one make us take a box fan out because it only had a 2 prong plug and not a 3 prong but we were using it to cool products after a heating session (silkscreening oven).


RE: How to decipher ul listings?

Try ul.com and select 'certifications'. If you can find the product, it will tell the applicable listings.  

"The engineer's first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is." Unk.

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