CSA Z432, Safeguarding of Machinery, is the basic standard for Canada when it comes to most types of machinery. Only Power Presses and Press Brakes, and Industrial Robots are covered separately in their own standards. CSA Z432 provides guidance on important topics, like:
- Risk Assessment
- Risk reduction through the Hierarchy of Controls
- Guard design requirements
- Safeguarding device application requirements, and
- Instructions and information for use
This standard should be used by everyone in Canada responsible for the safe design of machinery used in Canadian workplaces, and for the safety of workers who use machinery in their daily tasks.
CSA has just opened public review on CSA Z432, Safeguarding of Machinery, third edition. If you are a user, a builder of machinery, or an evaluator of machinery, this is your opportunity to see the draft of this important standard, and to make comments to help the Technical Committee improve the standard on your behalf.
To access the public review copy, you must register on CSA’s Public Review system. Registration is free and allows you to get read-only access to the drafts of all new standards that CSA is preparing to publish. The time you take to read and comment on new standards is very valuable to the Technical Committees, as it helps us to correct areas where misunderstandings or confusion may exist, and to add material where it is needed.
Review closes 2-Jan-2016, so don’t delay!
If you need more information, please contact Jill Collins at CSA Group.