regulations-and-standardsHere is a comprehensive directory of US and Canadian regulations and standards, available for your reference. Regulatory excerpts and guidelines for select states and provinces are also available on the Member Dashboard for IVES Certified Trainer to download.

Click a link below to view a list of Regulations and Standards by country.


US Regulations and Standards

Below is information for Federal OHSA as well as states with approved State Plans:

Here is a list of the various groups who are responsible for safety and health rules and regulations in the United States:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI): www.ansi.org
    ANSI is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): www.asme.org
    Information on codes and standards available here.
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE): www.asse.org
    Information on publications and standards available here.
  • Industrial Truck Association (ITA): www.indtrk.org
    The ITA represents the manufacturers of lift trucks and their suppliers who do business in Canada, the United States or Mexico. Many regulatory agencies refer to the ITA’s seven classifications for powered industrial trucks in their regulations.
  • Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF): www.itsdf.org
    The ITSDF took over from ASME as secretariat of the ANSI B56 safety standards for low lift and high lift powered industrial trucks in 2006 and have made access to these standards available for free on their web site.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO): www.iso.org
    ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): www.nfpa.org
    More information about codes and standards, including information on NFPA 505 and NFPA 58.
  • Scaffold Industry Association (SIA): www.scaffold.org
    Referenced standards on aerial lift equipment.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE): www.sae.org
    The SAE has more than 84,000 members – engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries – who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.
  • Underwriters Laboratories USA (UL): www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/
    UL has developed more than 800 Standards for Safety. Their Standards for Safety are essential to helping insure public safety and confidence, reduce costs, improve quality and market products and services.

Canadian Regulations and Standards

Below is the website information for agencies across Canada that are responsible for occupational health and safety in the federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions.

Here is a list of the various groups who are responsible for creating and maintaining OH&S rules and regulations in Canada:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI): www.ansi.org
    ANSI is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): www.asme.org
    Information on codes and standards available here.
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE): www.asse.org
    Information on publications and standards available here.
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA): www.csagroup.org/
    Safety in the workplace is a fundamental concern for workers and employers, and for the many producers of workplace machinery and equipment. CSA’s consensus-based approach to standards development helps interested stakeholders come together to assist in finding safety solutions that work in the Canadian workplace.
  • Industrial Truck Association (ITA): www.indtrk.org
    The ITA represents the manufacturers of lift trucks and their suppliers who do business in Canada, the United States or Mexico. Many regulatory agencies refer to the ITA’s seven classifications for powered industrial trucks in their regulations.
  • Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSDF): www.itsdf.org
    The ITSDF took over from ASME as secretariat of the ANSI B56 safety standards for low lift and high lift powered industrial trucks in 2006 and have made access to these standards available for free on their web site.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO): www.iso.org
    ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): www.nfpa.org
    Information on NFPA 505 and NFPA 58, as well as other codes and standards are available here.
  • Scaffold Industry Association (SIA): www.scaffold.org
    Referenced standards on aerial lift equipment.
  • Underwriters Laboratories Canada (ULC): http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/
    UL has developed more than 800 Standards for Safety. Their Standards for Safety are essential to helping ensure public safety and confidence, reduce costs, improve quality and market products and services.

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