ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— ASABE has been formally accredited as a Canadian Standards Developing Organization (SDO) by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). This effort was supported by a number of Canadian ASABE members after the Canadian committee responsible for the work disbanded. As the 14th SDO in Canada, ASABE will be able to develop and publish National Standards of Canada. Being able to develop standards in both the US and Canada will allow harmonization in design and safety practices and will streamline international trade.
Additional details on our involvement can be found on the ASABE website: https://www.asabe.org/Publications-Standards/Standards-Development/Canadian-Standards-Development
Our formal partner in this effort is the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) . Other partners include:
- Canadian Agricultural Safety Association / Association Canadienne de sécurité agricole (CASA/ACSA)
- Canadian Society for Bioengineering / La Société Canadienne de Génie Agroalimentaire et de Bioingénierie (CSBE/SCGAB)
- Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI)
The ASABE committee coordinating this effort is STC-03, Canadian Agricultural Systems Standards Oversight (CASSO) / Surveillance des normes des systèmes agricoles canadiens (SNSAC).
ASABE’s accreditation efforts were partially underwritten by initiative funds approved in 2019.