CSA Group Announces Accreditation as a Certification Organization for High-Visibility Safety Apparel Used in Canada

Date: septembre 16, 2014
Emplacement: Global

CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, announced today its accreditation by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for testing and certification of high-visibility safety apparel to the CSA Z96.1 standard.

The CSA Z96.1 standard and related guideline covers requirements for occupational apparel that is capable of signaling the user’s presence visually and is intended to help ensure the user is easily seen under well-illuminated, low-light and dark work conditions. Performance requirements for this apparel include specifications for colour, retro-reflection and minimum light conditions as well as for the construction of the materials.

« We are committed to contributing to a safer world and helping to ensure the safety of workers is an essential part of achieving that goal,” said Nashir Jiwani, CSA Group Regional Vice President, Canada. “CSA Group has significant expertise in high-visibility safety apparel from standards development right through to testing and certification. Receiving this SCC accreditation will allow CSA Group to continue to offer our clients superior, full service solutions in this very important area.”

CSA Group can provide testing to the two categories of CSA Z96-09: background and combined performance retro-reflective material and for retro-reflective and combined performance reflective materials. In addition to our certification program for finished high-visibility garments, CSA Group also offers component certification programs for background materials, retro-reflective stripes/bands and combined performance stripes/bands, which are used in the construction of the finished apparel.

CSA Group offers a comprehensive program of standards solutions, testing and certification for personal protective equipment. Its services cover a broad range of products including: fall protection equipment, head protection, protective eye-wear and face protectors, and protective footwear.

 

À propos du Groupe CSA

Le Groupe CSA est une association indépendante sans but lucratif, constituée de membres et dédiée à la sécurité, au bien social et à la durabilité. Nous sommes une organisation accréditée au niveau international spécialisée dans le  développement des normes ainsi que l’évaluation et la certification des produits. Nous fournissons aussi des services de formation et d’éducation ainsi que d’évaluation des produits de consommation. Nous possédons un large spectre de connaissances et de compétences qui comprend les équipements industriels, le secteur de la construction et de la plomberie, les soins de santé et le domaine électromédical, les appareils ménagers et le gaz, les énergies de remplacement,  les systèmes d’éclairage et  les énergies renouvelables. La marque CSA figure sur des milliards de produits partout dans le monde.

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Allison Hawkins
Responsable des affaires institutionnelles
Groupe CSA
416-747-2615
allison.hawkins@csagroup.org