Source: CSA, WSN
Growing trend in counterfeit equipment and parts
Hazard Alert - Buyers beware: Defective material carries fraudulent CSA mark - Please print, post and encourage discussion in your workplace
A worker was injured when a ball valve on a water line broke and he fell backward to get out of the way of the rush of water, injuring his back.
Why did it happen?
It was discovered that the valve was defective; a counterfeit part with fraudulent Canadian Standard Association (CSA) markings.
How could it have been prevented?
- Educate workforce, including purchasing department, regarding counterfeit parts
- Inspect entire site or project for substandard valves
- Replace all substandard valves