CSA Group is your source for trusted standards on health care and well-being
For over 60 years, CSA Group has led the development of innovative standards to address new developments and challenges in health care and well-being. Many of our standards are referenced in legislation and guidance documents that help safeguard human life and contribute to the progressive improvement of human well-being.
Today, we offer a portfolio of more than 200 standards based on our research and collaboration with other respected organizations and stakeholders. These include:
- Patients and consumers
- Health care professionals
- Health care facility engineers
- Provincial, territorial, and federal governments
- Industry stakeholders
- Researchers and educators
At the heart of CSA Group’s health care standards is an understanding that health care encompasses many critical components, from the design and construction of the facilities to effective sterilization and laboratory procedures used to support patient care. We work continuously to develop timely standards that address current and evolving challenges to health.
Among CSA Group’s extensive and innovative collection are standards that cover complex topics such as medical laboratories, perioperative safety, infection prevention and control, blood and blood components, medical devices and systems, health care facility infrastructure, as well as home-based health care standards.
Many CSA Group standards are referenced in legislation or other guidance documents, such as CAN/CSA-Z314 – Medical Device Reprocessing and CAN/CSA-Z317.2-15 – Special Requirements for Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems in Health Care Facilities.
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Purchase individual standards or subscribe to a customized collection of standards. Access your content 24/7 through our CSA OnDemandTM platform.
CSA OnDemandTM provides flexible, cost-effective, and immediate access to the standards you need to meet your organizational goals, academic needs, or compliance requirements.
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Our research helps us understand and respond to the challenges of 21st-century health care and well-being
CSA Group has a history of innovation, based on the work of our expert research teams. For example, we are leading the way with standards to improve new and future health care facilities by addressing complex challenges such as wayfinding and accessibility, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems that can help reduce health care-associated infections.
Access standards that help protect healthcare workers, and give patients and communities the best quality of life possible
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