For 100 years, CSA Group has remained an organization dedicated to safety, sustainability, and social good. From developing standards for aircraft parts, bridges, and wire rope in 1919, to enhancing standards with over 70,000 global members.
Celebrating a century of higher standards
Since developing our first standard in 1919, we’ve established the Technical Committee to work towards the first ever guidelines to assess and measure Building Energy Systems. We’ve published the first national standard on home inspections through a single recognized document, and the world’s first standard to address mental health in the work place. We’ve also been certified as the first compressed natural gas dispenser in North America.
But these are just a few of our milestones, over the last century, we’ve helped change the landscape of testing, inspection and certification, and standards development.
CSA Communities reach 70,000 global members
CSA Communities reach 70,000 global members who collaborate to develop and enhance standards.
We're authorized to issue approvals in the Japanese Hazardous Locations market
We are authorized to issue certificates of approval to help manufacturers access the Japanese Hazardous Locations market.
We publish the first edition of the Z1003.1 standard addressing mental health in the workplace.
The Psychological Health and Safety in the Paramedic Services Organization standard is published to assist paramedic services organizations in identifying, managing, and improving psychological health and safety.
We align all of our divisions under CSA Group
CSA Standards, OnSpeX and CSA International are merged under the singular CSA Group brand to better reflect our presence as a leader in the global marketplace.
We acquire UK-based firm, SIRA
We strengthen our European footprint by acquiring SIRA Test and Certification Limited, SIRA Certification Service, SIRA Environmental, and SIRA Consulting Limited.
We acquire International Approval Services, Inc.
We acquire International Approval Services, Inc., and begin to develop standards for gas equipment, fuel cells, and related energy sectors in Canada and the U.S.
The Metric Practice Guide is published
We publish the Metric Practice Guide that would prove to be instrumental in helping professionals understand and apply the International System of Units.
We are officially recognized as a standards development organization
We are officially accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as a standards development organization.
We develop the Occupational Health and Safety Standards
We develop the Occupational Health and Safety Standards. The national Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Standards is developed to define requirements for reducing risk in the workplace.
We become a member of the International Organizations of Standards
We become a member of the voluntary organization, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), whose members are recognized authorities on standards development.
We rename the organization to represent our expanding scope
We rename the organization from the Canadian Engineering Standards Association (CESA), to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
The first edition of the Canadian Electrical Code is published
The first edition of the Canadian Electrical Code is published, which remains one of CSA Group's most important and influential series of standards.
The steel railway bridges standard is issued in Canada
We issue our first ever standard for steel railway bridges in Canada. The original copy of this standard still remains at our head office in Toronto.
CESA is founded
The Canadian Engineering Standards Association (CESA) is founded and is federally chartered to create standards for needs including aircraft parts, bridges, and wire rope.
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