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How Canadian manufacturers can test and certify new PPE

How Canadian manufacturers can test and certify new PPE

For the last 11 months, Canadian manufacturers have been busy producing personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used in the fight against COVID-19.

There have been many innovative solutions along the way—but who regulates all of this newly manufactured gear?

The new episode of Machine Language features an interview with Dana Parmenter, vice-president, industrial at CSA Group, which recently opened a dedicated lab in Toronto for Canadian manufacturers to get their PPE tested and certified for sale.

Parmenter discusses why Canada needed its own PPE testing facility, the process for manufacturers to certify their PPE, and things manufacturers should keep in mind as they ready their products for certification.

Listen to the full episode here.

Each episode of Machine Language is available for free on Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s website and on Annex Business Media’s SoundCloud and iTunes accounts.

If you have an idea for a podcast episode, email Kristina Urquhart at

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