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Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe injuries in the workplace and a significant percentage of injuries in the workplace can be attributed to machine-related incidents each year. Machine safeguarding measures are essential to protecting the workers who come into contact with machines as part of their job duties. Any machine that may cause injury must be safeguarded.
The third edition of CSA Z432- Safeguarding of Machinery specifies requirements for the design, manufacture (including remanufacture and rebuilding), installation, maintenance, operation, and safeguarding of industrial equipment to prevent injuries and accidents and enhance the safety of personnel who operate, assemble, and maintain machinery. The need for a new edition was prompted by the changing technology related to these machines and the wish of stakeholders, including regulators, employers, manufacturers, and labour, for a document that would reflect the latest thinking concerning operator and equipment safety.
CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of federal, provincial, and territorial occupational health and safety government agencies.
Highlights of Z432
- Expanded Scope to incorporate new international Standards on machinery design and performance and to provide additional information for the identification of hazards, including non-mechanical
- Contains the methodology for performing a comprehensive risk assessment
- Applies to newly manufactured, rebuilt, and redeployed machinery but may also be used to set upgrade targets for existing machinery
- Provides advice on the basic principles of safeguarding and safety control performance