Certifications

Rubbermaid Commercial Products holds the following certifications:


American National Standards Institute

Founded in 1918, ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms
and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and
livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accreditation - assessing the competence of organizations determining conformance to standards.
ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Link: www.ansi.org


American Society for Testing and Materials

Founded in 1898, ASTM International is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM also offers proficiency testing and certification. However, there are many testing organizations that test and certify to ASTM standards. Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally.

ASTM F-404-99 is the safety standard for evaluating a High Chair.

Link: www.astm.org


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products refuse containers need to comply with the ADA regulations; as long as "access openings" for containers are below 48", containers are compliant to ADA regulations.

Link: www.ada.gov


California State Fire Marshal

Products are tested in accordance with the California State Fire Marshall's procedures and standards. Generally, Rubbermaid products that undergo CSFM testing have also been FM and/or UL tested.

Link: https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/


Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency enforces policies and standards, set by Health Canada, governing the safety and quality of food and food contact materials sold in Canada.

CFIA recognizes NSF and USDA.

Link: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/


Canadian Safety Association

The CSA Group (formerly the Canadian Standards Association; CSA), is a globally-recognized standards organization which develops standards in 57 areas. CSA publishes standards, provides training and advisory services, and conducts certification testing. The CSA registered mark shows that a product has been independently tested and certified to meet recognized standards for safety or performance.

Link:  www.csagroup.org


Conformity Marking

CE marking is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1985. The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the EEA that are manufactured in, or designed to be sold in, the EEA.
CE marking indicates that the manufacturer or importer claims compliance with the relevant EU legislation applicable to a product, irrespective of where manufactured.


Department of Transportation

Determines criteria for shipping of solid regulated medical waste.

Only two Brutes with lids are approved for DOT use.

Link: www.transportation.gov


Factory Mutual

Factory Mutual is an independent testing agency whose approvals are based on Standard 6921 Combustible Waste Containers.
Standard 6921 is performance criteria for containers with covers (lids) and their ability to withstand internal fires, maintain a certain range of stability, if dumped, and stay intact over a wide temperature range.

Link: www.fmglobal.com


Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Administration does not approve Rubbermaid products; they do, however, approve resins and colorants used in the manufacturing of materials.

RCP uses FDA-approved resins/colorants for specific products. However, although the material may be FDA-compliant, the product is NOT approved by any listing agency for food contact.

Link: www.fda.gov


Food Contact

Ensure Safety with Food Contact Testing and Certification

Eating and drinking are vital parts of our daily life. Today, consumers are increasingly concerned about the safety of products that come into contact with the food they eat, the so-called food-grade products or food contact material.

Regulatory requirements for materials coming into contact with food are constantly updated and demand the highest levels of food safety and inspection services. Both authorities and consumers are paying more attention to the testing of these products. With TÜV Rheinland food-grade certification, your products are held to and proven to meet high safety standards.


Green Seal

Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent and essential to helping manufacturers, purchasers and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life. Thousands of products and services in hundreds of categories have been certified to meet Green Seal standards. Green Seal provides public education and guidance for creating a more sustainable world.

Link: www.greenseal.org


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

A systematic method using principles (Food Hygiene Practices) for analyzing a food process and determining the possible chemical, physical, and biological hazards within that process, that should prevent any unsafe food from leaving the process (this process could be for a food processing plant or food preparation in a restaurant). The seven principles are:

  1. Application
  2. HACCP Plan Validation
  3. Quality Manual Review
  4. On-site Readiness Review
  5. Registration Audit
  6. Registration
  7. Surveillance

Certain products, especially those in various colors, assist in maintaining a HACCP process.

Link: www.nrfsp.com/HACCP.aspx


International Safe Transit Association

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is an organization focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging. ISTA is the leading industry developer of testing protocols and design standards that define how packages should perform to ensure protection of their contents during the ever changing risks of the global distribution environment. As a nonprofit, member-driven association it sets the standards for optimizing the resources in packages that are designed to be survivable, sustainable and successful. Worldwide, ISTA is the most trusted, knowledgeable and respected authority in predictive package-performance testing helping its members develop more effective packaging.

Link: www.ista.org


Joint Commission

Products are referred to as Joint Commission compliant.

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Link: www.jointcommission.org


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is basically a third-party certification program. It is a nationally accepted organization for design, operation and construction of high performance green buildings.

The LEED rating systems address both a wide variety of buildings types, including commercial buildings, homes, neighborhoods, retail, healthcare, and schools, as well as every phase of the building lifecycle including design, construction, operations and maintenance.[3] Projects may earn one of four levels of LEED certification (Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum) by achieving a given number of point-based credits within the rating system.

There are 4 Levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum

Link: www.usgbc.org/leed


National Sanitation Foundation

NSF International is an independent testing lab/organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan. NSF lists products which meet their criteria for cleanability and sanitation: food contact, splash zone and non-food contact, per Standards:

2: Food Equipment and Standard

18: Manual Beverage Dispensers.

21: Thermoplastic Refuse Containers.

Link: www.nsf.org


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA's mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.

RPC products assist customers in complying with OSHA standards. For example:
(1) 1910.1030 Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
(2) 1910.141 - Sanitation

Link: www.osha.gov


Proposition 65

Proposition 65 is an initiative originally approved by CA voters to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. It became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Prop 65 requires the State of CA to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm, etc. The chemicals include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents. The program is administered by The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) which is part of the CA Environmental Protection Agency. Where required, warnings must be included with the product’s labeling.

Link: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65


Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) requires substances of very high concern (SVHC) that are imported into the EU in certain quantities to be registered with European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). A list of acceptable substances is maintained and any substances on that list do not require separate registration. REACH is a globally recognized initiative and most countries now have some level of a REACH program.


TUEV SUED Group

TÃœV SÃœD Group is a leading technical service company active in the Industry, Product and Transport sectors. Its range of services encompasses consultancy, inspections, tests and expert opinions as well as certification and training. Their objectives are reliability, safety and quality as well as environmental protection and cost effectiveness.

Link: www.tuev-sued.de/international.asp


Underwriters Laboratory [Classified]

“Classification” is used “for the purpose of classification or evaluation with respect to one or more of the following:
(1) specific risks only, e.g., casualty, fire or shock,
(2) performance under specified conditions,
(3) regulatory codes,
(4) other standards, including international standards, or
(5) such other conditions as UL may consider desirable.”
This allows UL to have a wide array of marks in this area to give specific information to consumers about the standards of a product. For instance, the UL Classified Water Quality Mark certifies that a product is able to provide suitable drinking water for products such as filtration systems or water treatment additives.

Link: www.ul.com


Underwriters Laboratory [Listed]

Mark indicates the product is produced by a company that limits product risks that can be reasonably foreseen. UL does not test each product in this case, instead they authorize the manufacturer to test their products and apply the UL listed mark themselves. However, UL does follow up with the manufacturer on a regular basis to make sure they are following correct procedures to test their products.

Can be UL Listed for multiple countries: Abbreviation for the countries will be listed around the UL Listed Symbol (UL Listed: US and C is the most common)

Link: www.ul.com


United States Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture Equipment Listing (Meat and Poultry and 3A Dairy Listing). Items that comply with USDA regulations via the design, construction, and materials of a product.

Link: www.usda.gov


Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC

BS EN ISO 9001:2000/Winchester, VA
3124 Valley Avenue
Winchester,Virginia 22601, USA
Certificate Number FM 31148

Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements listed above.