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.

 

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!

Get the Basics Right!

For more than 15 years I’ve been teach­ing people about risk assess­ment, machinery safety and CE Marking of machinery in private, onsite classes and through present­a­tions at safety con­fer­ences. Things are about to change!

This fall, Compliance InSight Consulting will begin offer­ing open-​enrolment work­shops in CE Marking, Risk Assessment Functional Safety, and Machinery Safety, all with a focus on indus­tri­al machinery. These courses will be hands-​on events, with stu­dents engaged in work­shop activ­it­ies through­out eachTraining event event.

In the winter, these work­shops will also migrate to our on-​line edu­ca­tion plat­form, so stu­dents in any loc­a­tion around the world can access our train­ing pro­grams.

This is an excit­ing step for CIC, and the work­shops we have planned are enga­ging, dynam­ic and inform­a­tion packed.

Watch the blog, and sub­scribe to our mail­ing list to be the first to know when regis­tra­tion opens. Workshops will be lim­ited size, first-​come, first-​served. We’ll announce dates and loc­a­tions in early August!