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Notice Of CGSB Standards Withdrawal

Notice of CGSB Standards Withdrawal

Withdrawal  of Selected Canadian Furniture Standards by Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) – November 2022 Update

As per the information below, the CGSB has withdrawn two of the three office furniture standards and is expected to withdraw the third in 2023. Despite these changes, the Government of Canada will continue to require compliance with these standards.

  • CAN/CGSB 44.227-2017 Free-standing office desk/table, storage products and components (Withdrawn)
  • CAN/CGSB 44.229-2017 Interconnecting panel systems and supported components (Withdrawn)
  • CAN/CGSB 44.232-2018 Chairs for office environment (To be withdrawn 2023)

To learn more, you can read the attached press release:  Notice of CGSB Standards Withdrawal (PDF)

For more information:
Contact: Lisa Maidens, Furniture Expertise Center Manager

Micom offers office furniture testing services for the residential and commercial markets in accordance with many standards including CGSB, BIFMA and SEFA 8 standards. Contact us for more information on our services.

Michel Comtois

Michel Comtois

Michel Comtois is an accomplished founder and CEO of Micom Laboratories Inc., an ISO/IEC 17025 (2017) A2LA-accredited independent laboratory specializing in product and material testing services. Before establishing Micom Laboratories in 1999, Michel, who also holds a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry, gained extensive experience over a 14-year tenure managing departments spanning physical chemistry, physics, mechanical and material testing in research and contract laboratories. This exposure granted him a profound understanding of the intricacies of development and material testing processes.

In addition to his practical experience, Michel has played influential roles on various voluntary technical committees. He notably, served as the chairperson for CAN/CGSB 44.227 and the Head of the Canadian Delegation for ISO TC 136. He also contributed to the following technical committees: CAN/CGSB 44.229, CAN/CGSB 44.232, ANSI/BIFMA X5.1, ANSI/BIFMA X5.5, ANSI/BIFMA X5.6, ANSI/BIFMA X 5.9 ANSI/BIFMA X5.11, ISTA Certification Council.

Leveraging his unique expertise, he has led Micom Laboratories to become a renowned name in its niche, now operating out of a 16,000-square-foot test facility in Montreal, Canada, and serving a diverse customer base with an array of material and product testing services. Follow Michel on LinkedIn

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