CSA Z1002 Public Review – Only 15 days left!

Only 15 days remain to get your thoughts submitted on the draft of CSA Z1002. Do it now!

Today is Friday 4-Mar-2011, marking 45 days into the public review period for CSA Z1002 — Occupational Health and Safety Hazard Identification and Elimination and Risk Assessment and Control.

If you downloaded the draft from the CSA web site, remember that the PDF will lock on 17-Mar, and you will no longer be able to do anything with it. If you haven’t looked at it yet, NOW IS THE TIME! Comments must also be submitted by the 17th, so please submit them as soon as possible. No submissions will be accepted after the 17th of March!

If you don’t have the draft already, get it here. Comments can be submitted in the same place as you download the draft. DO NOT SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THIS BLOG.

If you need more information on the draft or on submission of comments, please contact the CSA Project Manager, Ms. Elizabeth Rankin, elizabeth.rankin’at’csa.ca, +1 (416) 747-2011.

CSA Z1002 Risk Assessment Standard – 60 Day Public Review

Get more information on CSA Z1002. The draft of this document is now available for public review through CSA.

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

Manufacturing Automation Round Table

On September 21st, I participated in a round table discussion sponsored by Manufacturing Automation magazine.

We covered a lot of ground in the discussions, touching on harmonization of machinery safety standards, application of OHS laws and the ability of manufacturers and employers to comply with requirements, and a lot more.

We had some great people around the table for these conversations. At the table were:

Wayne De L’Orme – Ontario Ministry of Labour;

Elizabeth Rankin – CSA Standards;

Dave Lawson – Advanced Motion & Controls;

Jeff Mathyssen – Electro-Mag;

Rick Sauer – Festo; Dan Fournier – Omron;

Lisa Bolton – Sherrard Kuzz LLP; and


The round table will be the feature story in the November / December issue of Manufacturing Automation, and a video of the discussions will be available on their website. For more information, contact Mary Del Ciancio, editor, Manufacturing Automation. Pick up a copy, or check it out on the Manufacturing Automation web site.