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Regulations and Standards

Here is a comprehensive directory of US and Canadian regulations and standards, available for your reference. Regulatory excerpts and guidelines for select states and provinces are also available on the Member Dashboard for IVES Certified Trainers to download.

US Regulations and Standards

Below is the information for Federal OHSA as well as states with approved State Plans:

Here is a list of the various groups who are responsible for safety and health rules and regulations in the United States

    American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    ANSI is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    Information on codes and standards available here.

    American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

    Information on publications and standards available here.

    Industrial Truck Association (ITA)

    The ITA represents the manufacturers of lift trucks and their suppliers who do business in Canada, the United States, or Mexico. Many regulatory agencies refer to the ITA’s seven classifications for powered industrial trucks in their regulations.

    Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF)

    The ITSDF took over from ASME as secretariat of the ANSI B56 safety standards for low lift and high lift powered industrial trucks in 2006 and have made access to these standards available for free on their web site.

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland that coordinates the system.

    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    More information about codes and standards, including information on NFPA 505 and NFPA 58.

    Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA)

    Referenced standards on mobile elevating work platform equipment.

    Society of Automotive

    The SAE has more than 84,000 members – engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries – who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

    Underwriters Laboratories USA (UL)

    UL has developed more than 800 Standards for Safety. Their Standards for Safety are essential to helping insure public safety and confidence, reduce costs, improve quality and market products and services.

    Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

    UL has developed more than 800 Standards for Safety. Their Standards for Safety are essential to helping insure public safety and confidence, reduce costs, improve quality and market products and services.

    Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

    Safety in the workplace is a fundamental concern for workers and employers, and for the many producers of workplace machinery and equipment. CSA’s consensus-based approach to standards development helps interested stakeholders come together to assist in finding safety solutions that work in the Canadian workplace.

Canadian Regulations and Standards

Below is the website information for agencies across Canada that are responsible for occupational health and safety in the federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions:

Here is a list of the various groups who are responsible for creating and maintaining OH&S rules and regulations in Canada

    American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    ANSI is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    Information on codes and standards available here.

    American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

    Information on publications and standards available here.

    Industrial Truck Association (ITA)

    The ITA represents the manufacturers of lift trucks and their suppliers who do business in Canada, the United States, or Mexico. Many regulatory agencies refer to the ITA’s seven classifications for powered industrial trucks in their regulations.

    Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF)

    The ITSDF took over from ASME as secretariat of the ANSI B56 safety standards for low lift and high lift powered industrial trucks in 2006 and have made access to these standards available for free on their web site.

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland that coordinates the system.

    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    More information about codes and standards, including information on NFPA 505 and NFPA 58.

    Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA)

    Referenced standards on mobile elevating work platform equipment.

    Society of Automotive

    The SAE has more than 84,000 members – engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries – who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

    Underwriters Laboratories USA (UL)

    UL has developed more than 800 Standards for Safety. Their Standards for Safety are essential to helping insure public safety and confidence, reduce costs, improve quality and market products and services.

    Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

    UL has developed more than 800 Standards for Safety. Their Standards for Safety are essential to helping insure public safety and confidence, reduce costs, improve quality and market products and services.

    Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

    Safety in the workplace is a fundamental concern for workers and employers, and for the many producers of workplace machinery and equipment. CSA’s consensus-based approach to standards development helps interested stakeholders come together to assist in finding safety solutions that work in the Canadian workplace.