Domestic Standards Organizations
Standards touch the lives of Canadians every day, affecting nearly every product or service they use, from the kettle in the kitchen to the lights overhead. Standards can range from safety and quality requirements to efficiency or environmental practices.
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a membership association serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the global marketplace. Many CSA energy standards are national standards of Canada and are cited in both federal and provincial regulations. In addition to providing energy standards, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) also helps to promote a safe and reliable nuclear power industry in Canada through the creation of specific nuclear industry standards.
The CSA consults regularly on updates and new standards. Take part in their public reviews and comment on proposed draft standards.
International Standards Organizations
The IAEA develops standards that apply to a wide range of nuclear facilities and activities including: Nuclear Power Plants, Fuel Cycle Facilities, Research Reactors, Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities, Mining and Milling, Application of Radiation Sources, and Transport of Radioactive Material.
ISO promotes standardization around the world and in numerous sectors including the nuclear sector.
ASME develops a wide range of standards including standards and procedures related to mechanical and other engineering.
ANSI oversees the development, distribution and use of numerous standards and guidelines that pertain to the nuclear sector.
IEEE develops standards and procedures for numerous sectors including those related to power generation.
The USNRC develops standards related to multiple aspects of the nuclear sector including power plants, nuclear substances and nuclear medicine.
The ICE develops standards for all aspects of electrical, electronic and related technologies.