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Codes and Standards

Annual State of Safety 2023

Codes and Standards

As a part of our oversight, codes and standards provide important information to help duty holders reduce hazards. Codes and standards are developed with the needs of British Columbians in mind, which includes insight from our safety partners and safety officers, along with learnings from incident investigations. This knowledge influences our recommendations for codes and standards at the provincial and national level.

In 2023, we worked on a detailed technical review and assessment of impacts for the newest editions of our adopted codes and standards. This included a review of codes and standards published by the Canadian Standards Association, National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, American Petroleum Institute, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and National Fire Protection Association. The public consultation to support the code adoption process was completed in early 2024.

Additionally, as an active member of the American Standards and Test Methods (ASTM) Standards Committee F-24 (safety standard for amusement rides and devices), we participated in several subcommittees, including the F-2783 standard committee, which is the Canadian Harmonized standard being proposed for adoption in BC.

It is important to update adopted codes when necessary, as staying current with the newest editions ensures that we have the right tools available to manage the safety of technical systems and equipment.

 

Codes and Standards Committees

The following is a list of industry associations and national codes and standards committees in which we participated in, or presented at, during 2023.

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Regulatory Sub-committee
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F24 Standards Development for Amusement Rides/Devices (F2783 Standard Practice for Canada Member)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2959 Sub-committee on Aerial Adventure Courses
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2783 Sub-committee on Standard Practice for Amusement Rides in Canada
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Sub-committee on Bungee (in development)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2970 Sub-committee on Trampoline Courts
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2374 Sub-committee on Inflatable Devices
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F770 Sub-committee on Ownership, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Equipment Life Cycle Task Group
  • International Adventure and Trampoline Parks Association (IATP)
  • SafeConnect Safety Conference at Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
  • Association of Chief Inspectors (ACI) Annual Meeting
  • Association of Chief Inspectors (ACI) Technical Committee
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Biannual Meetings
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code B51 Technical Committee
  • Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code B51 Technical Sub-committee on Modernization
  • Standardization of Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC)
  • National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) Code Committee
  • BCIT Program Advisory Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Mechanical Refrigeration Code B52 Technical Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Mechanical Refrigeration Code B52 Technical Sub-committee on Ammonia
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Mechanical Refrigeration Code B52 Technical Sub-committee on Design and Protection
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Mechanical Refrigeration Code B52 Technical Sub-committee on System and Applications
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Mechanical Refrigeration Code B52 Technical Sub-committee on Installation and Maintenance
  • Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES) Sub-committee on SPE-1000
  • Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES) Sub-committee on SPE-3000
  • Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES) Sub-committee on Standard Effective Dates
  • Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES) Sub-committee on Energy Storage Systems
  • Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES) Sub-committee on the Online Sale of Unapproved Products
  • Canadian Electrical Code, Part I - Inside Wiring Rules Technical Committee
  • Canadian Electrical Code, Part I - Regulatory Authority Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part I, Section 10 Sub-committee, Technical Sub-committee on Grounding and Bonding
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part I, Section 22 Sub-committee on Locations in which Corrosive Liquids, Vapours, or Excessive Moisture are Likely to be Present
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part I, Section 30 Sub-committee, Technical Sub-committee on Installation of Lighting Equipment
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part I, Section 34 Subcommittee, Technical Sub-committee on Signs and Outline Lighting
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part I, Section 58 Subcommittee, Technical Sub-committee on Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part II, Standard 270 Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part II, Standard 282 Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Part II, Standard 343, Technical Sub-committee on Electric Vehicle Energy Management Systems
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) TS802 Technical Specification for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Guide
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee on Industrial Products (TCIP)
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C22.6, Technical Sub-committee on Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Residential Occupancies
  • UL Standards Technical Panel 8800, Horticultural Lighting Equipment
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 11 Mirror Committee on Overhead Lines
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Canadian Chapter and BC Chapter member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1 Elevator Safety Codes Committee
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Sub-committee on Inspections
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Sub-committee on Escalators
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Sub-committee on Mechanical Design
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Sub-committee on Maintenance and Repair
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Sub-committee on Hydraulic Elevator
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) QEI-1 Qualified Elevator Inspector Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B44 Regulatory Advisory Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B44 Technical Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B355 Accessibility Safety Codes Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z185 Personnel Hoist Committee
  • Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Elevating Devices Sub-committee
  • Association of Provincial Chief Elevator Inspectors
  • Canadian Elevator Constructor’s Association (CECA)
  • National Elevator and Escalator Association (NEEA)
  • National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities International
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B149.1 Code Committee, Natural gas and Propane Installation
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B149.2 Code Committee, Propane Storage and Handling
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B149.3 Code Committee, Code for the Field Approval of Fuel-Related Components on Appliances and Equipment
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B149.5 Code Committee, Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Containers on Motor Vehicles
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B149.6 Code Committee, Code for Digester Gas, Landfill Gas, and Biogas Generation and Utilization
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B108.1 Code Committee, Compressed Natural Gas Refueling Stations Installation
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B108.2 Code Committee, Liquified Natural Gas Refueling Stations Installation
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B109.1 Code Committee, Compressed Natural Gas for Vehicles Installation
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B109.2 Code Committee, Liquified Natural Gas for Vehicles Installation
  • Interprovincial/Territorial Gas Advisory Council (IGAC)
  • Natural Gas Transportation Steering Committee
  • Canadian Standard / Bureau de normalisation du Québec (CAN/BNQ) 1784-000, Canadian Hydrogen Installation
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Committee, Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems (PNGIS)
  • Propane Auto Gas Steering Committee
  • Provincial/Territorial Advisory Committee (PTAC) Gasfitter/Gas Technician Licensing and Certification
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Piping Program Advisory Committee
  • Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Advisory Council
  • Piping Trades Articulation Committee
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Hydrogen Codes and Standards Working Group
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z21.83 Hydrogen Working Group
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Binational Hydrogen Working Group
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Natural Gas and Propane Installation Climate Change Adaptation Panel
  • Red Seal Occupational Standard for Gasfitters (Class A & B) Workshop
  • Skilled Trades BC Class B Gasfitter Apprenticeship Level Placement
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z98 Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors Committee
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z98 Sub-committee on Circulating Ropeways
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z98 Sub-committee on Maintenance and Operations
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z98 Sub-committee on Passenger Conveyors
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z98 Sub-committee on Wire Rope
  • Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) Fall Meeting
  • Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) Spring Conference
  • Transports Canada (TC) 509, CSA Railway Electrification C22.3 No.8
  • Transports Canada (TC) CSA R122
  • Operation Lifesaver Canada
  • Transport Canada Rail Safety Federal Provincial and Territorial Working Group (RS FPT WG)
  • Fire and Life Safety Steering Committee, Broadway Subway Project
  • City of New Westminster Railway Technical Committee

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