"These are standards whose use is theoretically voluntary, but in practice is widely adopted for the sake of ease of manufacture, interchangeability, and safety. Virtually all industrial standards are voluntary standards." The link to the CSA standards is below.
"Mandatory standards are, in effect, laws. Failure to follow them could result in legal penalties and liability. They are generally adopted out of concern for safety, and promulgated by the Federal government or one of its agencies or departments. Codes are groups of standards on the same topic, generally created for government agencies, and are thus mandatory standards." Find the links below.
Read more on the many Types of standards.
CSA Online: Canadian Standards Association. For help, check the image below:
For help on how to access standards look under Support: University/College User Guide.
International labour standards are backed by a supervisory system that helps to ensure that countries implement conventions that they ratify. The ILO regularly examines the application of standards in member States. To search comments by the supervisory bodies:
Building code (2018, 2012 & 2006);
Fire Code (2018, 2012 & 2006)
Plumbing Code (2018, 2012) and
Building by law (2014 , 2007)
Call Number: Reserve KEB 433 B74 2018
Call Number: Reserve TH 226 B7 B7 2018 v.1-v.2
NFPA Codes Online. Provides NFPA (US National Fire Protection Association) codes and standards online.
"The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation contains legal requirements that must be met by all workplaces under the inspection jurisdiction of WorkSafeBC. Many sections of the Regulation have associated guidelines and policies." From WorkSafeBC
Health and safety acts and regulations, codes of practice and guidelines for Canadian federal provincial and territorial jurisdictions. Please note: Safety standards must be accessed through CSA Online ( see link on this page)
Call Number: T 55 H36 2020 -- on RESERVE (4 hour loan)
CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
Indexes Canadian laws, cases, judgments, and commentary in a way that is much more navigable than court websites. When reading a judgment, you can click a link to a cited case, for example.