Canadian National Adoption of ISO 10377
Canadian stakeholders and other interested parties –
Proposed National Adoption of ISO 10377, Standard for Consumer Product Safety – Guidelines for Suppliers
UL was contracted by the SCC to facilitate the adoption of ISO 10377 as a National Adoption for Canada. ISO 10377 is a guideline to assist suppliers in managing consumer product safety issues. As a National Adoption, stakeholders will be asked to identify specific and necessary national differences (if any) from a Canadian perspective with a particular focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to support their needs in identifying, preventing, or responding to real or potential dangers to human health or safety associated with consumer products.
Rather than use a traditional approach for the national adoption process, UL’s work under the contract with SCC involves piloting a virtual approach for the standards development process. The pilot will involve forming a virtual committee to review ISO 10377 and identify national differences for Canada. Although the pilot will use online tools, and communication with affected stakeholders will be virtual, the approach will meet all SCC standards development requirements for a National Adoption of Canada. It will also ensure openness and transparency throughout the consensus process. As part of the pilot, participants, like you, will have the option to review select portions of ISO 10377, or the standard in its entirety, depending on one’s interest or expertise.
At this time we are inviting interested parties to participate in this effort. Our approach will involve direct engagement to identified key stakeholders as well as broad outreach via social media and other online platforms to ensure participation is reflective of all voices and Canadian interests and needs are met.
Scope of this Project
This International Standard provides practical guidance to suppliers on assessing and managing the safety of consumer products, including effective documentation of risk assessment and risk management to meet applicable requirements.
This International Standard describes how to:
- identify, assess, reduce or eliminate hazards;
- manage risks by reducing them to tolerable levels;
- provide consumers with hazard warnings or instructions essential to the safe use or disposal of consumer products.
This International Standard is intended to apply to consumer products, but might also be applicable to decisions concerning safety in other product sectors.
Interested in Participating?
Participation is easy. UL’s online Collaborative Standards Development System (CSDS) is being used to facilitate the review of ISO 10377. So we can include you in the project, email UL.StandardsSurvey@ul.com and we will set you up with access to CSDS.
Once you log into UL CSDS, you will then be able to review the document and submit comments. CSDS ensures an open and transparent process where all comments are visible to all participants. At any time, if you need help with UL CSDS, see the tutorial videos below.
Webinar About this Effort
Following the preliminary review of the National Adoption of Canada for ISO 10377, UL is conducting formal balloting and public review on the draft National Adoption. We hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 to share details about the review and collaboration approach, describe next steps in the process, and answer questions.
Toward reaching a broad audience of Canadian stakeholders and other interested parties, we are using a crowd-sourcing approach. In addition to targeted outreach, we are promoting the opportunity for all interested parties to participate in the review of the National Adoption of Canada for ISO 10377 via social media and online platforms. Likewise, we invite all to help us spread the word by sharing information about this project with others who you think might be interested in participating.
To confirm your participation or request more information, please contact one of the following:
Background on UL’s Accreditation as Standards Development Organization (SDO) in Canada
In 2013, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) was accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) approved to develop National Standards of Canada (NSCs) and National Adoptions of Canada (NACs). UL is pleased to be part of the Canadian standards system and working with stakeholders to meet the needs and interests of Canadians, including through the current project to adopt ISO 10377 as a National Adoption for Canada.