The International Society for Respiratory Protection


The Standards Council of Canada oversees standards development within Canada. Standards relevant to respiratory protection are developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) and the Canadian General Standards Board.

The standards following include various aspects of respiratory protection, and are referred to by various provincial and federal regulatory bodies. The preface “CAN” means the document is a national standard of Canada.

  • CAN/CSA Z94.4-18 Selection, use, and care of respirators
  • CSA Z180.1-19 Compressed breathing air and systems
  • CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1610-11 (R2016) Protection of first responders from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) events
  • CAN/CGSB/CSA-Z1640-18 Personal protective equipment (PPE) for investigating and dismantling clandestine drug laboratories
Standards organization

Canadian Standards Association

Standard number CAN/CSA Z94.4
Standard title Selection, use and care of respirators

Standard (Purchase)

Standard Status

Meeting date 2020-10-02
Meeting location Virtual
Contact CSA Group Contact
Committee eligibility Any qualified with approval of chair
Type of product Standard is intended to cover Respirator
Other info None at this time