Consultation on the Risk Assessment Framework

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This online consultation is now closed. The content found on this page is a snapshot of the live consultation as it was presented to the public during the consultation period.

The purpose of this document is to solicit comments on the Consumer Product Safety Program's draft Risk Assessment Framework.

With the coming into force of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act on June 20, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Program identified the need to establish a risk assessment framework. The purpose of the Risk Assessment Framework is to provide clarity and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on the principles and processes associated with risk assessment in the Program and to support a risk based approach to determine where the Program should focus its attention. This framework provides a foundation for consistent assessment of risks in a manner that is systematic, structured and based on the best available evidence. The framework establishes a basis for decision-making on human health or safety risks posed by products.

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting November 30, 2013 until January 30, 2014 (60 calendar days).

A copy of the draft framework can be obtained by contacting the Consumer Product Safety Program:

Once you have reviewed the document, please submit your comments via email to the address provided above. Please be sure to include the title of the consultation document on which you are commenting.

Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by January 30, 2014.

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