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

+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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