HP White works with many of the protective industry’s standards developers, regulators and certifiers. What’s more, HP White is accredited, certified and recognized by many of these authorities. Below is a listing of the SDOs, regulators, accreditors and certifiers HP White works with.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
A program of the US Department of Justice, the NIJ creates protective equipments standards and conformity assessment programs for protective law enforcement equipment like body armor, helmets and, among others, gloves.
US Army – Aberdeen Test Center (ATC)
A site of the U.S. Department of Defense automotive and direct fire testing center located on Maryland’s east coast. ATC executes all First Article Testing of protective equipment for the US Army and manages Lot Acceptance testing for products like Body Armor and Helmets.
US Army – Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
The United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, located in Warren, Michigan, is the US Armed Forces’ research and development facility for advanced technology in ground systems.
International Standards Organization (ISO)
ISO 17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
A NIST program in the USA which provides an unbiased third-party test and evaluation program to accredit laboratories in their respective fields to the ISO 17025 standard.
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
Independent Accreditation body, accrediting to many standards such as ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. HP White is currently A2LA accredited to ISO 17025, with a scope of accreditation that includes both ballistic and non-ballistic testing. Certificate number 4170.10. Our full scope of accreditation can be viewed here: https://portal.a2la.org/scopepdf/4170-01.pdf
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The federal technology agency that works with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
An international nonprofit NFPA with a mission to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
Safety Equipment Institute (SEI)
A private, non-profit organization that administers a non-governmental, third-party certification program, and tests for public safety, and certifies a broad range of safety and protective products used occupationally and recreationally.
Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB)
Provides support to the Home Office’s work to protect the public using advances in science and technology; such as development and conformity assessment of minimum performance requirements for body armour, helmets, riot control equipment, and other protective articles.
Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST)
A branch of the UK’s Home Office made up of scientists and engineers who develop technological solutions and standards to fight crime; such as ballistic and stab resistant body armor.
California Department of Justice (CALDOJ)
Serves the people of California through education, regulation, and enforcement actions regarding the manufacture, sales, ownership, safety training, and transfer of firearms. CAL DOJ enforces compliance with safety regulations related to firearms, safes, and firearms safety devices (gun locks).
Intertek – Electrical Testing Laboratory – Certification Mark (ETL)
The ETL Mark is proof of product compliance (electrical, gas and other safety standards) to North American safety standards and is the fastest growing safety certification mark in North America.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA was established to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NIOSH is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) (ASTM)
An international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
A private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States.
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
An association of professionals that contribute to the design, manufacture, testing and application of protective clothing and equipment.
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)
An international cooperation of laboratory and inspection accreditation bodies formed more than 30 years ago to help remove technical barriers to trade.
Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
Independent Accreditation body, accrediting to many standards including ISO 17025 and ISO 17065.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
A Canadian based certification company specializing in standards to protect the Canadian people.
InterAgency Board (IAB)
Group comprised of many State, Local, and Federal government agencies to promote interoperability and better cooperation.
Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC)
HECC develops and establishes criteria and procedures for certification of Hockey products.