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Conformity to publications, codes and standards

by Gary Rempel,

In 2016, MB regulation, Part 1, Conformity to publications, codes, and standards, 1.3(2) stated work or services must be performed "in accordance with the requirements of the most recent edition of the publication, code or standard."

The same section in 2022 states, work or services are to be performed in "accordance with the requirements of the edition or version of the publication, code or standard cited in the regulation."

With an additional section of 1.3(2.1) which allows for the use of more recent standards, but does not require it.

This leaves potential for CSA standards referenced in legislation to be outdated as per the examples shown below.

CSA Standards listed in 2022 MB Regulations

  • CSA Standard Z259.11-05 Energy Absorbers and Lanyards.
  • CAN/CSA Standard-Z271-1998 (R2004) Safety Code for Suspended Elevating Platforms


Current CSA Standard

  • CSA Standard Z259.11.17 (R2021)
  • CSA Standard Z271:21

Suggest reinstating previous language stated in MB Regulation from 2016 - Part 1, Conformity to publications, codes and standards, section 1.3(2) as shown below.


2016 and 2002 Regulations provided below for reference,

2016 Manitoba Regulation 217/2006

PART 1 DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL MATTERS

Conformity to publications, codes and standards

1.3(2) When this regulation requires a person to perform work or other services in accordance with the requirements of a publication, code or standard, the person must perform the work or services in accordance with the requirements of the most recent edition of the publication, code or standard.


2022 Manitoba Regulation 217/2006

PART 1 DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL MATTERS

Conformity to publications, codes and standards

1.3(2) When this regulation requires a person to perform work or other services in accordance with the requirements of a publication, code or standard, the person must perform the work or services in accordance with the requirements of the edition or version of the publication, code or standard cited in the regulation.


1.3(2.1) A person does not contravene subsection (2) if the person performs the work or services in accordance with the requirements of a more recent edition or version of the publication, code or standard cited in the regulation.