CSA Group Codes
Unlike standards that typically help define best practices for products, services and processes, codes are often adopted by government regulatory bodies in an effort to help address safety concerns for consumers and businesses.
They are developed to be implemented as a model regulation that can be adopted by regulatory authorities. In general, they are much broader in scope than a standard, and cover a wider range of issues. They are also designed to be given the force of law by the various provinces, territories and jurisdictions in which they are adopted.
Standards are normally narrower in scope and cover a limited range of issues, and given the force of law when referenced in an adopted code or jurisdictional regulation. Codes often reference other standards, giving them additional visibility and weight within the industries in which they are used.
CSA Group codes are constantly updated and improved by our volunteer members and in-house experts to keep up with technological innovation and changing needs.