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The Standards Numerical Index lists our standards numerically by product and service and includes:

  • document title
  • publication date
  • amendment or corrigendum, if any

Standard identification

Several elements are included in the numerical designation of a standard. For instance, the designation numbers: CAN/CGSB-12.1-2017 contain the following elements:

National Standard of Canada

CAN/CGSB-12.1-2017
  • CAN/CGSBCGSB National Standard of Canada
  • 12—Subject area
  • 1—Individual standard number
  • 2017—Year of Publication

Some standards published before January 1, 1992, show an "M" before the year of the latest edition. This indicates that the standard was written using metric (SI) units. Documents published after January 1, 1992, do not include the "M" because they all use metric units.

Other important terms related to standards

Adopted standard
A standard approved as a National Standard of Canada by a CGSB standards committee, with any modifications from the standard identified. The adopted standard may be republished or endorsed.
Republished standard
The standard is published under CGSB cover bearing the designations of the CGSB and of the originating organization with permission of the copyright holder. The preface of an adopted standard contains any variations required for use in Canada. An example of an adopted, republished standard is CAN/CGSB-48.9712-2014, which is also International Organization for Standardization ISO 9712:2012.
Reaffirmation of standards
The declaration that an existing standard continues to be valid as is and that it still conforms to the requirements of a CGSB or National Standard of Canada, as applicable.

Standards numerical index

Note: The Standards Numerical Index lists our standards numerically by product and service and includes: CGSB Reference, document title, document publication date and the amendment, if any.

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Petroleum and related products
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-3.0 Methods of Testing Petroleum and Associated Products n/a n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.0 14.3 Standard Test Method for the Identification of Components in Automotive Gasoline Using Gas Chromatography November 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.0 18.5 Methods of testing petroleum and associated products — Test for ethyl mercaptan odorant in propane, field method August  2015
(Reaffirmed standard September 2020)
n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.0 19.5 Method of testing petroleum and associated products - Determination of Lead in Automotive Gasoline (Atomic Absorption) May 2011
(Reaffirmed standard March 2017)
n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.0 28.8 Method of testing petroleum and associated products — Visual haze rating of liquid fuels October 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.0 60.32 Methods of testing petroleum and associated products : standard test method for determination of the corrosiveness to silver of gasoline, middle distillate fuels and oxygenated fuels using silver wool — rapid ultrasonic method. March 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.0 140.1 Method of testing petroleum and associated products - Low Temperature Flow Test (LTFT) for Diesel Fuels October 2017 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.0 142.0 Methods of testing petroleum and associated products — cold soak filter blocking tendency of biodiesel (B100). March 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.2 Heating Fuel Oil February 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.3 Kerosene March 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.5 Automotive Gasoline May 2016 Corrigendum
(June 2016)
Amendment
(January 2017)
CGSB-3.11 Naval Distillate Fuel February 2017 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.14 Propane for Fuel Purposes August 2018 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.18 Diesel Fuel for Locomotive-Type Medium-Speed Diesel Engines September 2010
(Reaffirmed standard May 2016)
n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.22 Wide-Cut Type Aviation Turbine Fuel (Grade JET B) September 2012
(Reaffirmed standard September 2017)
n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.23 Aviation turbine fuel (grades JET A and JET A-1) October 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.24 Aviation turbine fuel (military grades F-34, F-37 and F-44) October 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.27 Naphtha Fuel March 2018 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.511 Oxygenated automotive gasoline containing ethanol (E1-E10 and E11-E15) May 2016 Amendment
(July 2018)
CAN/CGSB-3.512 Automotive Ethanol Fuel (E50-E85 and E20-E25) September 2018 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.516 Denatured fuel ethanol for use in automotive spark-ignition fuels
Amendment No. 1
April 2017 Amendment (July 2020)
CAN/CGSB-3.517 Diesel Fuel February 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.520 Diesel Fuel Containing Low Levels of Biodiesel (B1-B5) February 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.522 Diesel Fuel Containing Biodiesel (B6-B20) February 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.524- Biodiesel (B100) for Blending in Middle Distillate Fuels June 2017 n/a
CAN/CGSB-3.1000 Vapour Control Systems in Gasoline Distribution Networks January 2019 n/a
Textiles
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-4.2 Textile Test Methods n/a n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.2 8.2/ISO 2061:2010, IDT Textiles—Determination of Twist in Yarns - Direct Counting Method January 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.2 12.1 Tearing Strength—Single-Rip Method February 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.2 27.6 September 2015 n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.2 58 Textile test methods—Dimensional change in domestic laundering of textiles October 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.2 63.4/ISO 14184-1:2011, IDT Textiles—Determination of Formaldehyde—Part 1: Free and Hydrolyzed Formaldehyde (Water Extraction Method) January 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.2 63.5-/ ISO 14184-2:2011, IDT Textiles—Determination of Formaldehyde—Part 2: Released Formaldehyde (Vapour Absorption Method) January 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.2 75/ ISO 105-A01:2010, IDT Textiles—Tests for Colourfastness—Part A01: General Principles of Testing (ISO 105-A01:2010, IDT) January 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-4.175 Part 6/ ISO 9092:2011 Textiles—Nonwovens—Definition (ISO 9092:2011, IDT) January 2016 n/a
Paper and paper products
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-9.70 Permanence of paper for records, books and other documents February 2016 n/a
Glass and related products
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-12.1 Safety Glazing February 2017 Corrigendum
(March 2017)
CAN/CGSB-12.2 Flat, Clear Sheet Glass April 1991 (Reaffirmed standard January 2017) n/a
CAN/CGSB-12.3 Flat, Clear Float Glass April 1991 (Reaffirmed standard January 2017) n/a
CAN/CGSB-12.4 Heat Absorbing Glass April 1991 (Reaffirmed standard January 2017) n/a
CAN/CGSB-12.8 Insulating glass units May 2017 n/a
Food
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-32.310 December 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-32.311 December 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-32.312 Organic production systems: Aquaculture—General principles, management standards and permitted substances lists February 2018 n/a
CAN/CGSB-32.315 April 2004 (Reaffirmed standard May 2016) n/a
Packaging and packaging materials
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-43.123 Aerosol Containers and Gas Cartridges for Transport of Dangerous Goods March 2017 n/a
CAN/CGSB-43.125 April 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-43.126 Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods July 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-43.145 Design, manufacture and use of large packagings for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 May 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-43.146 April 2016 n/a
CAN/CGSB-43.150 Design, manufacture and use of UN Standardized drums, jerricans, boxes, bags, combination packaging, composite packaging and other packagings for the transport of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 April 2020 n/a
CAN/CGSB-43.151 Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of explosives (class 1) July 2019 n/a
Furniture, furnishings and related products
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-44.227 Free-standing office desk products and components October 2017 n/a
CAN/CGSB-44.229 Interconnecting panel systems and supported components October 2017 n/a
CAN/CGSB-44.232 Chairs for Office Environments October 2018 n/a
Non-destructive testing
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-48.9712-/ ISO 971 2:2012, IDT) Non-destructive Testing - Qualification and Certification of NDT Personnel (ISO 9712:2012, IDT) January 2014 n/a
Office supplies
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-53.148 Remanufactured Toner Cartridges October 2017 n/a
Stitches, seams and stitchings
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-54.1
Part 1/ ISO 4915:1991
Stitches and Seams - Part 1: Textiles - Stitch Types - Classification and Terminology (ISO 4915:1991, MOD) September 2010 (Reaffirmed standard January 2017) n/a
CAN/CGSB-54.1
Part 2/ ISO 4916:1991
Stitches and Seams - Part 2: Textiles - Seam Types - Classification and Terminology (ISO 4916:1991, MOD) September 2010 (Reaffirmed standard January 2017) n/a
Marine safety devices
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-65.17 Helicopter passenger transportation suit systems December 2020 n/a
Micrographics and image management
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-72.34 Electronic Records as Documentary Evidence March 2017 Amendment October 2018
National Flag of Canada
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-98.1 National flag of Canada (outdoor use) July 2018 n/a
CAN/CGSB-98.2 National flag of Canada (indoor use) July 2018 n/a
CAN/CGSB-98.3 National flag of Canada (One-event-only use) July 2018 n/a
Interpretation systems
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-131.10 Translation Services March 2017 n/a
Security personnel
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-133.1 Security Officers and Security Officer Supervisors September 2017 n/a
Wire fencing
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-138.1 Fabric for chain link fence May 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-138.2 Steel framework for chain link fence May 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-138.3 Installation of chain link fence May 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-138.4 Gates for chain link fence May 2019 n/a
Performance of Buildings
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-149.10 Determination of the airtightness of building envelopes by the fan depressurization method. November 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-149.11 Radon control options for new construction in low-rise residential buildings. December 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB-149.12 Radon mitigation option for existing low-rise residential buildings December 2017 n/a
Protective clothing
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-155.20 Workwear for protection against hydrocarbon flash fire and optionally steam and hot fluids November 2017 August 2019
CAN/CGSB-155.22 Fireline workwear for wildland firefighters May 2019 n/a
CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1610 Protection of First Responders from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Events (For a copy of the standard, please contact Canadian Standards Association (CSA)) March 2011
(Reaffirmed standard 2016)
n/a
CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1640 Personal Protective Equipment for Investigating and Dismantling Clandestine Drug Laboratories (For a copy of the standard, please contact Canadian Standards Association (CSA)) March 2018 n/a
Tents
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-182.1-2020 Flammability and labelling requirements for tents April 2020 n/a
Competencies
CGSB Reference Title Document published on Amendment or Corrigendum published on
CAN/CGSB-192.3 Transportation of dangerous goods – training, assessment and competency November 2020 n/a
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