ASABE Receives SDO Accreditation from Standards Council of Canada

Wednesday, February 01, 2023
ASABE Receives SDO Accreditation from Standards Council of Canada

ASABE will now be able to develop and publish National Standards of Canada, after having earned accreditation as a Canadian Standards Developing Organization.

The accreditation was granted by the Standards Council of Canada and supported by a number of Canadian ASABE members after the Canadian committee responsible for the work disbanded. 

Being able to develop standards in both the US and Canada allows for commonality in design and safety practices. Additional details on the effort and on ASABE's Canadian standards activities can be found on the ASABE website.

ASABE's formal partner in the accreditation effort is the Agricultural Manufactures of Canada. Other partners include:

  • Canadian Agricultural Safety Association/Association Canadienne de sécurité agricole
  • Canadian Society for Bioengineering/La Société Canadienne de Génie Agroalimentaire et de Bioingénierie 
  • Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute

The ASABE committee coordinating this effort is STC-03, Canadian Agricultural Systems Standards Oversight/Surveillance des normes des systèmes agricoles canadiens, known to participants as "CASSO."

ASABE’s accreditation efforts were partially underwritten by initiative funds approved in 2019.

If you are interested in participating in this work, please contact Walter Brace

ASABE is an international educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.