From October 17 to 19, the IRSST will be hosting a meeting of the CSA Z259 technical committee on fall protection. The committee takes a leadership role in fall protection to promote the occupational health and safety of people working at heights. Some forty delegates from various countries develop, draft and maintain product standards, as well as testing standards for these products for the purpose of their certification or registration. Researcher André Lan has represented the IRSST on the Canadian Standards Association’s CSA Z259 technical committee since 2005, while researcher Bertrand Galy joined the committee in 2014.
“Standardization is an important part of the permanent transfer of knowledge to users, manufacturers and regulatory authorities. Standards are the outcome of a consensus among experts in the field and help protect workers,” noted Mr. Lan, one of the proponents of holding this meeting at the IRSST.
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