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!