Radians, Inc. announced its acoustical testing laboratory has been accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code 500090-0). The accreditation, which is issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), allows Radians to perform accredited acoustical testing of hearing protective devices to the ANSI/ASA S3.19 and S12.6 standards.
Radians' accreditation was granted following successful completion of a stringent process that included on-site assessment, demonstration of proficiency testing, and technical evaluation. Radians’ acoustics laboratory contains state of the art instrumentation and test facilities developed under the guidance of one of the nation’s foremost acoustic test engineers.
Steve Clark, Quality Systems and Laboratory Manager for Radians stated, “Our accreditation underscores our leadership commitment to hearing protection and our mission of becoming a top tier provider of hearing protection.”
Currently, six accredited hearing protection labs operate in the U.S., two of which are government labs. Radians’ accredited lab makes them a member of a very select group that are viewed as the leaders in the hearing protection industry.