Many standard development organizations (SDOs) have made medical device supply and personal protective equipment standards freely available in response to the global health crisis. The following list will be updated weekly.
AAMI - Includes standards for masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators and sterilization. https://www.aami.org/news-resources/aami-coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-resources-for-the-field,
ANSI - Expanding their standard portal, ANSI has opened up relevant IEC standards in a read-only format for the duration of the crisis. To access the portal, users must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via https://asc.ansi.org.
CSA - To access CSA freely available standards, create an account at CSA Communities and select the "View Standards." option. https://www.csagroup.org/news/covid-19-response-standards-handbooks/
IEEE - Access to content in the IEEE collection will remain free for the duration of the global health crisis, with additional rights for all types of reuse, including full text and data mining, and analysis. https://innovate.ieee.org/covid-19_related_research/
ISO - Is providing free access in a read-only format for standards related to protective gloves, lung ventilators, medical devices, protective clothing, medical electrical equipment, respiratory protective devices and more: https://www.iso.org/covid19
For other standards please refer to the pages in this guide. UBC Library maintains a standards collection on the Techstreet platform and can add additional standards to this collection. If you do not find what you are looking for here, contact one of the librarians under the Getting Started page.
UBC Library provides access to a custom collection standards through Techstreet, a standards aggregator.
You will know you are connected to Techstreet as the UBC logo appears on the page.
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Many CSA standards are available in the CCOHS database (Legislation section):
Access to the National Building Code of Canada 2015 is available in print at Woodward and the Okanagan Libraries. Call number: TH425 .N3 2015.
Note: In April 2019, the National Research Council Canada offers Codes Canada publications for free. This includes the National Building Code, Fire Code, Energy Code and Plumbing Code. Orders can be placed for downloadable PDFs through the Virtual Store. A registered account is required. https://nrc.canada.ca/en/node/770/
Available in print at Woodward Library in Vancouver.
Note: A print copy of the 2000 edition is also available.
The City of Vancouver also uses a supplementary document, the Street Restoration Manual; the PDF for this and more details are available on the City's Engineering Services website.