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.


Public Review: CSA Z1006 Management of Work in Confined Spaces.

CSA Z1006 Man­age­ment of Work in Con­fined Spaces  is now avail­able for Pub­lic Review. 

As new stan­dards are devel­oped, and exist­ing stan­dards are revised, they are made avail­able for pub­lic review and com­ment. If you are inter­est­ed in Con­fined Space Entry, and would like an oppor­tu­ni­ty to review the pro­posed changes to the stan­dard, read on!

Man­age­ment of work in con­fined spaces, New Edi­tion | CSA Pub­lic Review Sys­tem

This Stan­dard spec­i­fies require­ments for and pro­vides guid­ance on the activ­i­ties required to man­age all aspects of work in con­fined spaces in accor­dance with the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle and man­age­ment sys­tem prin­ci­ples such as those set out in CSA Z1000-15, Occu­pa­tion­al health and safe­ty man­age­ment. This Stan­dard spec­i­fies require­ments con­cern­ing man­age­ment com­mit­ment, lead­er­ship, and par­tic­i­pa­tion, assign­ment of roles and respon­si­bil­i­ties, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of con­fined spaces, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of haz­ards, risk assess­ment, selec­tion and appli­ca­tion of con­trols, design con­sid­er­a­tions, train­ing, mon­i­tor­ing and mea­sure­ment, emer­gency response, doc­u­men­ta­tion, inter­nal audits, and man­age­ment reviews.

Five infor­ma­tive Annex­es pro­vide guid­ance on imple­ment­ing this Standard’s nor­ma­tive require­ments, includ­ing sam­ple forms that can be cus­tomized for the spe­cif­ic needs of the user.

This Stan­dard pro­vides:

(a)   An overview of the steps an orga­ni­za­tion needs to take to estab­lish and main­tain an effec­tive con­fined space man­age­ment pro­gram;

(b)   Safe­ty infor­ma­tion for work­ers enter­ing con­fined spaces and for per­sons respon­si­ble for ensur­ing the safe­ty of such work­ers; and

©   Require­ments for con­fined space emer­gency pre­pared­ness and res­cue.

Clause 4 spec­i­fies gen­er­al require­ments for a com­pre­hen­sive con­fined space man­age­ment pro­gram.

Claus­es 5 to 8 spec­i­fy require­ments for plan­ning and imple­ment­ing a con­fined space man­age­ment pro­gram. Clause 5 spec­i­fies roles and respon­si­bil­i­ties. Clause 6 spec­i­fies require­ments for haz­ard iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and risk assess­ment, devel­op­ment of entry pro­ce­dures, emer­gency response plan­ning, and assess­ment of work­er capa­bil­i­ty for per­form­ing assigned duties with­in a con­fined space. Clause 7 spec­i­fies require­ments relat­ed to train­ing, Clause 8 spec­i­fies require­ments relat­ed to con­trols, emer­gency response activ­i­ties, and doc­u­men­ta­tion.

Claus­es 9 and 10 spec­i­fy require­ments relat­ed to inci­dent inves­ti­ga­tion and analy­sis, cor­rec­tive actions, inter­nal audits, and man­age­ment reviews. These activ­i­ties can help ensure work­er safe­ty and facil­i­tate con­tin­u­al improve­ment of a con­fined space man­age­ment pro­gram.

Changes in this edi­tion include:

a)    Improved flow and read­abil­i­ty of the doc­u­ment with the inclu­sion of addi­tion­al flow­charts and tables and restruc­tur­ing of con­tent and claus­es;

b)    Added two addi­tion­al infor­ma­tive Annex­es to elab­o­rate and pro­vide addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on res­cue plan­ning and atmos­pher­ic test­ing, mon­i­tor­ing and instru­men­ta­tion;

c)    Updat­ed the doc­u­ment to har­mo­nize with CSA Z1000, Z1001 and Z1002; and

d)    Elab­o­rat­ed on the infor­ma­tion on work­space design and mod­i­fi­ca­tion.

Use the fol­low­ing link to access the draft stan­dard and com­ment on any issues you may see in the doc­u­ment: Man­age­ment of work in con­fined spaces, New Edi­tion | CSA Pub­lic Review Sys­tem

Thanks to Jill Collins at CSA Group for this noti­fi­ca­tion.

CSA Z462 — Workplace Electrical Safety Public Review

CSA Z462 — Work­place Elec­tri­cal Safe­ty is now avail­able for pub­lic review on the CSA web site. This stan­dard is the Cana­di­an imple­men­ta­tion of NFPA 70E and IEEE P1584, cov­er­ing elec­tro­cu­tion and arc-flash haz­ards in the work­place.

Pub­lic Review Draft of Z462-12

Because of the impor­tance of the Z462 Stan­dard to the elec­tri­cal sec­tor, CSA staff have decid­ed to set up the draft on the new On-line Pub­lic Review Sys­tem. This sys­tem is inte­grat­ed with sev­er­al on-line social net­works and has been made avail­able to a wide inter­na­tion­al audi­ence. Auto­mat­ic noti­fi­ca­tion will go out to all peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions that have expressed inter­est in CSA’s elec­tri­cal stan­dards (thou­sands of stake­hold­ers).

There are two major dif­fer­ences in the way this new on-line review sys­tem works:

1.       The review­er must first reg­is­ter with the sys­tem to gain access to the draft stan­dards (name, affil­i­a­tion, coun­try, and e-mail address).

- the review­er must have a valid e-mail address (iden­ti­ty)

2.       The doc­u­ment is only avail­able on-line (no down­load) and it is review­able only in pieces for com­ment­ing pur­pos­es.

- sim­i­lar to the mem­bers’ bal­lot com­ments, the sys­tem auto­mat­i­cal­ly col­lects and sorts the com­ments by clause num­ber.

Note: the new review page is also acces­si­ble via a link locat­ed at the top of the old Review Page (https://review.csa.ca/opr/opr_list.asp) – iden­ti­fied as “New: …Elec­tri­cal pub­lic review drafts”.

For more infor­ma­tion on this stan­dard, please con­tact the CSA Project Man­ag­er, Mr. Dave Shana­han, dave.shanahan@csa.ca, or call him at 1–800-463‑6727.