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As per the information below, the CGSB has withdrawn two of the three office furniture standards and is expected to withdraw the third in 2023.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- CAN/CGSB 44.227-2017 Free-standing office desk/table, storage products and components (Withdrawn)
- CAN/CGSB 44.229-2017 Interconnecting panel systems and supported components (Withdrawn)
- CAN/CGSB 44.232-2018 Chairs for office environment (To be withdrawn 2023)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.
My career has been focused on simulating real life in the lab under controlled yet accelerated conditions. My passion for lab testing lead me to start Micom Laboratories Inc. 16 years ago. Through time I made sure Micom has the necessary equipment to simulate various environmental parameters such as the sun, vibrations, heat, cold, thermal shocks and humidity. I wanted to be able to move things back and forth, apply stresses to the products and materials we test and see how they react to the various stimuli. To do so we test products and materials against known standards and specifications (certification) and in many cases by creating my own test protocols and specifications (this is the cherry on top of the sundae…). This is what led me to participate in many standards writing committees and to become chairman of some of these committees.