CAN/CGSB 44.232

Chairs for office environments

CAN/CGSB 44.232 Office Chairs Testing | Micom LaboratoriesMicom Laboratories Inc. is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for CAN/CGSB 44.232 testing.  Our experts sit on the technical committee who writes and maintains that standard.

The CAN/CGSB 44.232 standard is essentially composed of three major types of tests.  It calls up BIFMA X 5.1 for safety and durability testing.  It specifies ergonomic dimensional criteria that are measured using BIFMA cmd-1.  Finally, it also has some general requirements and it also has performance requirements for foam.  The foam requirements of CAN/CGSB 44.232 are in the standard’s body, but the foam testing needs to be done to ASTM D-3574.  Micom Laboratories Inc. can do all of the tests mentioned above.

Side chairs, also known as visitor chairs, need to be tested per GPD-6.

Should you wish to obtain a Supply Agreement with PWGC, you will need to establish compliance to CAN/CGSB 44.232.  Since this standard also calls up BIFMA X 5.1, once you established your compliance to CAN/CGSB 44.232, you also comply with all of the requirements to sell throughout the USA.

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Other Related Test Methods

For additional test methods related to CAN/CGSB 44.232; please see BIFMA X 5.1, BIFMA CMD-1 and CGSB Furniture Standards.