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State of Safety 2019 Codes and standards

Codes and standards



As a regulator, we ensure BC's specific needs are considered during the development of technical codes and standards. The insights and knowledge gained from incidents help evolve and strengthen the safety system.

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Regulatory instruments (safety orders, directives, information bulletins) issued in 2019


Issue-specific consultations in 2019


Associations/national codes and standards committees we participated in 2019

Codes and standards

The following list is of all industry associations and national codes and standards committees in which Technical Safety BC participated during 2019.


  • Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES)
  • CACES Subcommittee on the SPE-1000
  • CACES Subcommittee on Standard Effective Dates
  • CACES Subcommittee on Energy Storage Systems
  • CACES Subcommittee on the Online Sale of Unapproved Products
  • Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (Inside Wiring Rules) - TC
  • CE Code, Part I Regulatory Authority Committee - RAC
  • CSA Part I, Section 22 Subcommittee, Locations in which corrosive liquids, vapours, or excessive moisture are likely to be present
  • CSA Part I, Section 30 Subcommittee, Installation of lighting equipment - TSC
  • CSA Part I, Section 34 Subcommittee, Signs and Outline Lighting - TSC
  • CSA Part I, Section 58 Subcommittee, Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment - TSC
  • CSA Part I, Section 66 Subcommittee, Amusement Parks, Midways, Carnivals, Film and TV Sets, TV Remote Broadcasting Locations, and Travelling Shows - TSC
  • UL Standards Technical Panel 8800, Horticultural Lighting Equipment
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) –VP, Canadian Chapter; President, BC Chapter
  • BC Electrical Association


  • CSA B149.1 Code Committee, Natural gas and propane installation code
  • CSA B149.2 Code Committee, Propane storage and handling code
  • CSA B149.3 Code Committee, Code for the field approval of fuel-related components on appliances and equipment
  • CSA B149.5 Code Committee, Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles
  • CSA B149.6 Code Committee, Code for digester gas, landfill gas, and biogas generation and utilization
  • CSA B108 Code Committee, Compressed natural gas fueling stations and installation
  • CSA B109 Code Committee, Natural gas for vehicles installation code
  • Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council
  • Natural Gas Transportation Steering Committee
  • Fuels and Appliances, SSC

Boilers, pressure vessels, and refrigeration

  • Association of Chief Inspectors Main Committee
  • CSA B51 Code Technical Committee
  • CSA B52 Code Technical Committee
  • National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
  • Standardization of Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC)
  • Association of Chief Inspectors Sub Committee
  • CSA B51 Code Technical Sub Committee
  • BCIT PAC Committee

Elevating devices

  • CSA B44 / ASME A17.1 Elevator Safety Codes Committee
  • Association of Provincial Chief Elevator Inspectors
  • CSA B44 / ASME A17.1 Escalator and Moving Walk Committee
  • Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Elevating Devices Sub Committee

Amusement devices

  • ASTM F24 – Standards Development for Amusement Rides/Devices (F2783 Standard Practice for Canada Member)

Passenger ropeways

  • CSA Z98 Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors Committee


  • Advisory Council on Railway Safety (Canada - National Provincial Representative)
  • Federal / Provincial Working Group on Railway Safety (Canada)

Alternative safety approaches

  • CSA Z276 Code Committee, Liquefied Natural Gas – Production, Storage and Handling


  • BC Common Ground Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada

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