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CSA Z1002 Risk Assessment Standard — 60 Day Public Review

2011 January 17
by Doug Nix

60 Day Public Review Starts Today

CSA (the Canadian Standards Association) has been work­ing on a new risk assess­ment stan­dard called Z1002 — Occupational Health and Safety Hazard Identification and Elimination and Risk Assessment and Control, since the fall of 2007.

This risk assess­ment stan­dard is the first of its kind glob­ally and will place the CSA Z100x series of Occupational Health and Safety Management stan­dards at the fore­front glob­ally when it is pub­lished this year.

This stan­dard is des­tined to become a Canadian National Standard and will have influ­ence on all the stan­dards in the CSA Catalog that include risk assess­ment (CSA Z432, CSA Z434, CSA Z460, CSA Z462, etc.)

As of today, the stan­dard is avail­able for pub­lic review. This means that you can down­load a draft copy of the stan­dard for free and have a look at the con­tent of the doc­u­ment. It’s also hoped that you will pro­vide com­ments on the doc­u­ment that will go back to the tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee at the end of the Public Review phase on 17-​​Apr-​​11 17-​​Mar-​​11. Every com­ment will be reviewed by the Technical Committee. You have the chance to make change in the doc­u­ment before it is pub­lished later this year.

Public Review is only open for 60 days, so act quickly! On 17-​​Apr-​​11 17-​​Mar-​​11 review will close per­ma­nently for this edi­tion of the document!

Get The Draft

If you are inter­ested in review­ing and com­ment­ing on the draft, please visit:


You can down­load the draft and you can link to the com­ments page for the doc­u­ment to pro­vide your thoughts on it.

More Information

Need more infor­ma­tion on this stan­dard? Please con­tact the CSA Project Manager:
Elizabeth Rankin,
ph: (416) 747‑2011

Post By Doug Nix (95 Posts)

+DougNix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://​www​.com​pli​an​cein​sight​.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Managing Editor of the Machinery Safety 101 blog.

Doug’s work includes teach­ing machin­ery risk assess­ment tech­niques pri­vately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal ser­vices and train­ing pro­grams to clients related to risk assess­ment, indus­trial machin­ery safety, safety-​​related con­trol sys­tem inte­gra­tion and reli­a­bil­ity, laser safety and reg­u­la­tory conformity.

Website: → Compliance inSight Consulting Inc.


  • Doug Nix

    Readers: Please note that I made an error in the orig­i­nal post when I said that the Public Review process would close in April. It in fact closes on 17-​​Mar-​​11. :oops: Thanks to Elizabeth Rankin for point­ing out my error!

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