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/​o​p​r​/​o​p​r​_​l​i​s​t​.​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.