Standards and Certifications
About ISO 9001: 2008
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OSHA and RoHS Compliance
Tompkins strives to adhere to all relevant NIOSHA and RoHS standards.
Tompkins phased in trivalent chromate plating, beginning in Fall 2006 in order to stay compliant with the European Union (RoHS) restrictions on the use of certain substances as well the documented recognition of hazards in handling hexavalent chromium by NIOSH. The substance of concern is hexavalent chrome used in zinc plating.
After January 2007, all parts shipped from our manufacturing facilities had trivalent chromate. Tompkins did not increase prices for trivalent chromate, and it did not require any change in assembly procedures or torque values. We have seen, in fact, improved corrosion resistance.
You can read the official press releases from 2006 concerning the changes in plating:
About NIOSHA and RoHS
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created both NIOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is in the U.S. Department of Labor and is responsible for developing and enforcing workplace safety and health regulations. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services. Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) has banned the release on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than the allowed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants as of July 1, 2006
California Proposition 65
For more information about Proposition 65, visit the State of California's Proposition 65 website.