MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2015 (Antara/PRNewswire) -- CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and leading standards development organization, expanded its state-of-the-art mechanical laboratory in Montreal, Canada adding new Aerospace and Personal Protective Equipment services to help clients reach global markets.

The state-of-the-art, expanded and modernized laboratory is able to conduct a variety of testing to Canadian, ASTM and ANSI standards. Recent expansions to the laboratory include a controlled environment testing chamber, a new helmet impact tower, a new safety shoes impact tower, new compression testing equipment and a projectile cannon for visor testing.

CSA Group is well known for its testing and certification of hockey helmets. In addition, the Montreal laboratory also tests personal protective and sporting equipment such as hard hats, lacrosse helmets, ski helmets, masks and has a new lab for testing of safety shoes.

"CSA Group is proud to provide new service offerings to aerospace industry, and to continue to expand our well-respected service portfolio in personal protective equipment," said Nashir Jiwani, Regional Vice President, Canada, CSA Group. "CSA Group has a long history of advancing health and safety through both standards development and testing and certification and we are delighted to provide additional testing for sporting equipment and safety shoes that help protect Canadians."

CSA Group is now offering product evaluations and EMC testing for the aerospace industry and has hired an industry expert to provide superior service to our clients. The Montreal lab will continue to add capacity over the next few years to serve this important industry. Montreal is a global hub for the aerospace industry with key players in corporate, academic and research sectors all concentrated in the region. It is home to international associations, world-class manufacturers and a highly trained and skilled workforce. The Greater Montreal Area has the second largest density of aerospace jobs in the world.1

CSA Group has laboratories across Canada including Toronto, Edmonton, Richmond and Langley offering testing and certification for a variety of sectors including automotive, hazardous locations and industrial products, medical, safety and technology.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit, membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit


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