CSA Z432 Safeguarding of Machinery — 3rd Edition

If you build machin­ery for the Cana­di­an mar­ket, or if you mod­i­fy equip­ment in Cana­di­an work­places, you will be famil­iar with CSA Z432, Safe­guard­ing of Machin­ery. This stan­dard has been around since 1992, with the last major revi­sion pub­lished in 2004. CSA has recon­vened the Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee respon­si­ble for this impor­tant stan­dard to revise the doc­u­ment to reflect the cur­rent prac­tices in the machin­ery mar­ket, and to bring in new ideas that are devel­op­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly that affect what Cana­di­an machine builders are doing.

If you have inter­est in this stan­dard and would like to have your thoughts and con­cerns com­mu­ni­cat­ed to the Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee, please feel free to con­tact me with your sug­ges­tions. Work starts on 28-Jan-14. Your input is wel­comed!

Author: Doug Nix

Doug Nix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Senior 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. For more see Doug's LinkedIn profile.