CSA Z1002 Risk Assessment Standard – 60 Day Public Review

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

Author: Doug Nix

+DougNix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.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.

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  • 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. 😳 Thanks to Elizabeth Rankin for point­ing out my error!