The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) is the newest standards development organization to receive accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to develop National Standards of Canada (NSCs) for Canadian stakeholders.
CGA advances safety, efficiency, innovation, and development of best practices in the industrial, food and medical gases industries. Its members include manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products and services.
“CGA is proud to be accredited by the Standards Council of Canada,” said Rich Gottwald, President and CEO of the Compressed Gas Association. “For 110 years, the Compressed Gas Association has been dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices for our industry. We are honoured to continue in this mission as just one of 14 SCC-accredited standards development organizations.”
As an accredited standards development organization (SDO), CGA can now submit standards to SCC for acceptance as National Standards of Canada. Industrial, food and medical gases have a key role in Canadian society. They are the invisible ingredients in millions of products used in everyday life. CGA brings immense expertise to Canada’s standardization system.
“We are excited to welcome CGA as SCC’s newest SDO,” said Elias Rafoul, SCC Vice-President, Accreditation Services Branch. “By expanding the breadth of accredited SDOs, together we can ensure that Canada’s standardization system delivers forward-looking standards that address the needs of all Canadians.”
About the Compressed Gas Association
Founded in 1913, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) is dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial, medical, and food gases industry in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. CGA represents more than 140 member companies including manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products and services. Through a committee system, CGA develops technical specifications, safety standards, and training and educational materials, and works with government agencies to formulate and promote compliance with responsible regulations and standards.
About the Standards Council of Canada
Since 1970, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has helped make life safer, healthier, more prosperous and sustainable for people, communities and businesses in Canada through the power of standardization. SCC works with a vast network of partners nationally and around the world, acting as Canada’s voice on standards and accreditation on the international stage, including as a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
As the country’s leading accreditation organization, SCC creates market confidence at home and abroad by ensuring conformity assessment bodies meet the highest expectations. In all these ways, SCC opens a world of possibilities.