Several changes and updates were made to this version. In this blog, the major changes will be discussed. Major changes to the latest edition of CSA Z standard could be summarized under 4 topics: The standard has been updated to harmonize with the latest ISO and IEC standards In general, the number of reference publications increased from 34 to 88 for the version, which clearly improved the applicability of this standard to various sectors and situations. Increasing the number of reference publications is even more noticeable for the ISO standards International Organization for Standardization from 7 to 27 and IEC standards International Electrotechnical Commission from 4 to 11 , which allows a better compatibility with the latest international standards. Additional Annex material has been added to provide additional guidance and information for users The annexes, which represent a very important part of the standard either for the concretization of some concepts or requirements or to guide the user to deal with a particular problem, increased from 4 in the version to 9 in the version.
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It supersedes the previous editions published in and This Standard specifies requirements for the design, manufacture including remanufacture and rebuilding , installation, maintenance, operation, and safeguarding of industrial equipment to prevent injuries and accidents and enhance the safety of personnel who operate, assemble, and maintain machinery.
The scope of this new edition has been expanded to incorporate new international Standards on machinery design and performance and to provide additional information for the identification of hazards, including non-mechanical hazard s. It contains the methodology for performing a comprehensive risk assessment. As indicated in Clause 4, this Standard is intended to be applied to newly manufactured, rebuilt, and redeployed machinery. However, it may also be used to set upgrade targets for existing machinery.
This Standard provides advice on the basic principles of safeguarding and safety control performance to the extent that a manufacturing engineer, plant engineer, manager, or safety manager may interpret the advice and apply it to any particular machine.
Additional illustrations are used to demonstrate the general application of these principles, although alternative safeguarding solutions may be equally effective. The need for a new edition was prompted by the changing technology related to these machines and the wish of stakeholders, including regulators, employers, manufacturers, and labour, for a document that would reflect the latest thinking concerning operator and equipment safety. It was the intent of the Technical Committee to harmonize, where possible and where appropriate, with international Standards.
Clauses 6. CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of federal, provincial, and territorial occupational health and safety government agencies. Scope 1. It provides the criteria to be observed and the description, selection, and application of guards and protective devices.
Where a current CSA Standard exists for a specific type of machinery e. Note: This Standard is intended to be applied to newly manufactured and newly installed machinery as of the publication date of this Standard. The aim of this Standard is to promote a high standard of machinery safety during use.
This Standard describes and illustrates a variety of protective measures and explains methods by which it is possible to assess which measure s it is reasonable to adopt in particular circumstances. As a minimum it will, however, be necessary to consult specific legislation in applying the principles set down.
Although reference is made to specific types of machines, specific recommendations are not given for every type of machine. This Standard applies to rebuilt or redeployed machinery. The Standard can be used for enhancing the safety of existing machinery. It is also intended to be used by those concerned with information for use of the machinery and the development and implementation of instructions, and training and the effective implementation of administrative controls.
Typically, industrial machinery is installed in workplaces where other associated activities take place e. Other machinery and work environment standards applicable to any place where this Standard is being implemented should therefore be reviewed. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative mandatory or informative non-mandatory to define their application. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.
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It supersedes the previous editions published in and This Standard specifies requirements for the design, manufacture including remanufacture and rebuilding , installation, maintenance, operation, and safeguarding of industrial equipment to prevent injuries and accidents and enhance the safety of personnel who operate, assemble, and maintain machinery. The scope of this new edition has been expanded to incorporate new international Standards on machinery design and performance and to provide additional information for the identification of hazards, including non-mechanical hazard s. It contains the methodology for performing a comprehensive risk assessment.
Here in British Columbia the general equipment and machinery safeguarding requirement starts in section 12 OHS Regulation OHS Regulation OHS Guideline This is a much easier version of the equipment standard to follow and we suggest this to all of our clients.
Machine safety: Changes in the 2016 version of CSA Z432 standard
CSA Z is the Canadian standard for safeguarding machinery and is the main standard referenced in health and safety regulations across the country. Kristin had the opportunity to sit on this committee and participate in the review and revision of this standard. Considering that the last re-write of this standard took place over ten years ago, you will find that this third edition looks quite different than the previous. To find out more about what has changed, see below. One of the first major changes you will notice is that Z makes mandatory references to ISO — Safety of machinery — Safe distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs. This ISO standard has many great tools for calculating safe distances of guards and there was too much relevant content to allow adoption into the CSA standard itself.