What is CSA (Canadian Standard Association)?

The Canadian Standards Association, also known as the CSA, is a not-for-profit Standards organization with the stated aim of developing standards for use in 57 different areas of specialization. CSA also provides advisory services, training materials and print and electronic published standard documents.

 

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The Canadian Standards Association, also known as the CSA, is a not-for-profit Standards organizationwith the stated aim of developing standards for use in 57 different areas of specialization. CSA is a provider of print and electronic standards, related training and learning, as well as Advisory Services. CSA is composed of representatives from government, industry, and consumer groups.

CSA began as the Canadian Engineering Standards Association(CESA) in 1919, federally chartered to create standards.[1] During World War I, lack of interoperability between technical resources led to frustration, injury, and death. Britain requested that Canada form a standards committee.

Today, CSA is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, a crown corporation mandated with promoting efficient and effective standardization in Canada,[2] as a standards development organization and as a certification body.[3] This accreditation verifies that CSA is competent to carry out these functions, and is based on internationally recognized criteria and procedures.[4]

Their registered mark shows that a product has been independently tested and certified to meet recognized standards for safety or performance.