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.


Author: Doug Nix

Doug Nix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Senior 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. For more see Doug's LinkedIn profile.