CSA Group Announces New Testing and Certification Program for High-Visibility Safety Apparel Used in Canada

TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, announced today the launch of its testing and certification program for high-visibility safety apparel to the requirements of CSA Z96-09. 

High-visibility apparel includes garments such as coveralls and vests and is intended to make the individual easy to see in low light conditions. This type of apparel is used in construction, emergency response and leisure sports. Finished garments are tested and certified as assembled garments. Other high-visibility items such retro-reflective stripes or bands, combined performance bands, and background materials may be certified as component parts of a garment.

"CSA Group is a leading provider of testing and certification services and standards development for high-visibility safety apparel for the Canadian market," said Nashir Jiwani, CSA Group Regional Vice President, Canada. "This program is part of CSA Group's commitment to contributing to a better, safer world. The expanded services will help our clients to meet the requirements that help promote safer work environments in Canada."

CSA Group offers a comprehensive program of standards solutions, testing and certification for personal protective equipment. Its services cover a broad range of products including: fall protection equipment, head protection, protective eye-wear and face protectors, and protective footwear.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, transportation, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org

SOURCE CSA Group

For further information: Allison Hawkins, Manager, Corporate Affairs, 416-747-2615, allison.hawkins@csagroup.org

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