Machinery Safety 101

CSA Z432 Third Edition Open for Public Review!

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.

See the Draft

Review closes 2‑Jan-2016, so don’t delay!

If you need more inform­a­tion, please con­tact Jill Collins at CSA Group.

 

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