Canadian General Standards Board's (CGSB) Review of Standards Consideration for Maintenance or Withdrawal

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is undertaking the review of a number of its Standards that are time-dated and in need of a technical review. Feedback from stakeholders will be used to assess the use, need and support for the standards and will help CGSB to decide whether the standards will be reaffirmed, revised or withdrawn.

As an accredited standards development organization, CGSB must follow the procedures set out by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for the development and maintenance of standards. The SCC requires that accredited standards development organizations, such as the CGSB, regularly review a consensus standard to determine whether to reaffirm, revise or withdraw.

Please note, that if the standards are withdrawn, CGSB can begin the process to reinstate and update the standards, if at anytime they are required, provided that adequate support is found. Archived copies of withdrawn standards are available from the CGSB Sales Centre.

For information on the standards under review, please visit the links at:

Technical Work Program Report and Notification of Standardization Activities.

If you would like to comment on the standards under review, please call the CGSB Sales Centre at: 819-956-0425 or 1-800-665-2472, fax at 819-956-5740 or send an e-mail to

Feel free to request a survey form to facilitate your input.

Should you be aware of other individuals or organizations that would be interested in commenting, feel free to inform CGSB or forward CGSB's weblink to them.