CSA Group Announces New Testing and Certification Program for High-Visibility Safety Apparel Used in Canada

Date: March 18, 2015
Location: Global

CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, announced today the launch of its testing and certification program for high-visibility safety apparel to the requirements of CSA Z96-09.

High-visibility apparel includes garments such as coveralls and vests and is intended to make the individual easy to see in low light conditions. This type of apparel is used in construction, emergency response and leisure sports. Finished garments are tested and certified as assembled garments. Other high-visibility items such retro-reflective stripes or bands, combined performance bands, and background materials may be certified as component parts of a garment.

“CSA Group is a leading provider of testing and certification services and standards development for high-visibility safety apparel for the Canadian market,” said Nashir Jiwani, CSA Group Regional Vice President, Canada. “This program is part of CSA Group’s commitment to contributing to a better, safer world. The expanded services will help our clients to meet the requirements that help promote safer work environments in Canada.”

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.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.

Contact

Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
416-747-2615
allison.hawkins@csagroup.org