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CSSE Conference in Halifax

CSSE Conference in Halifax 2017

ESPS travelled with Danatec to the east coast this week from September 17 – 20th to exhibit at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering conference in Halifax. The CSSE conference was a great opportunity to bring together like-minded safety professionals from across the nation for networking and some fantastic east coast food, culture and fun.

For more information on the conference, please visit the CSSE website.

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ESPS Acquired By Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

Great news today for ESPS clients!

ESPS is pleased to announce that Danatec Educational Services Ltd., a Yardstick Testing and Training company, has acquired ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC.

This acquisition will marry ESPS electrical safety subject matter expertise with Danatec’s deep knowledge of regulated spaces and market-leading product development. Combined with the added quality and defensibility that our ongoing partnership with Yardstick has already brought our own online training solutions, this will be transformational for the industry.

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Public Review of CSA Z462-2018 Edition Draft – Deadline June 7

Please be advised that the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard, 2018 Edition PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT is available to be viewed until June 7, 2017 utilizing CSA Group’s software tool for this process.
 
If you want to review the DRAFT CSA Z462-2018 and make any comments, you can register and view the document using CSA’s software tool. You cannot download a full PDF copy of the document or view the document in its entirety.
 
 
You will have to register first before you will be provided access to the CSA software tool.
 
When you log in, the CSA Z462 DRAFT is located under Occupational Health & Safety.
 
Please note if you view the DRAFT and make comments using the software tool, your comments will be forwarded to CSA Group and will be reviewed by the CSA Z462 Technical Committee.
 
ESPS has available for your reference two documents that highlight the differences between previous editions of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard. You can download them from our library: 1st to 2nd Edition / 2nd to 3rd Edition.
 
ESPS President and CEO Terry Becker, P. Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member is a Voting Member on the CSA Z462 Technical Committee and also the Working Group 8 Annexes Leader. If you have any technical questions, please contact ESPS and Terry will respond to them directly.
 
Please direct any feedback on the CSA Z462-2018 Edition Draft directly to the CSA Group.
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IDC Arc Flash Compliance Conference in Mississauga a Success

Terry Becker just returned from the 2017 Arc Flash Compliance Conference in Mississauga, Ontario, where he presented CSA Z462 Getting It Right!

This two-day Canadian conference focused on the electrical safety standards and expectations across Canada and features only Canadian presenters and tutorial instructors who are involved in the industry. It also provided an opportunity for participants and contributors to network and discuss current events and changes in the electrical safety field.

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Ontario Electrical Hazard Blitz Results

In November and December 2016 the Ministry of Labour executed a blitz on electrical hazards in the construction sector of Ontario.

The results are now in. Of the 1,108 field visits a total of 2,825 orders and requirements were issued.

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Saskatchewan Electrocution Court Case

 

The linked document is publicly available.

An on the job electrical incident resulting in a fatality leads to a prosecution. But who is responsible?

You will notice the duties of a Supervisor are quite significant and in ESPS’ experience, Supervisors of Qualified Electrical Workers are often not fully aware of their OH&S Legal Obligations.
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IDC Arc Flash Compliance Conference, Mississauga, ON

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This Canadian conference presents a great opportunity to hear the latest in electrical safety and network with industry experts, including keynote speaker Terry Becker, P.Eng. of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc. We need to “Get it Right!” Expand your understanding of arc flash & shock, the requirements of CSA Z462-2015 across the country, and get some clarity on some of the myths and facts surrounding arc flash that you may be confused about.

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5th Annual IDC Arc Flash Conference in Melbourne, Australia

  

This week, Terry Becker represented ESPS as a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual IDC Arc Flash Conference in Melbourne, Australia. This conference focuses on helping end users tackle arc flash risks through case studies and by building the base for practical applications.

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NETA PowerTest Conference 2017

Terry Becker once again participated in the annual NETA PowerTest Conference this week, where he attended panel sessions and seminars and presented on his Electrical Safety Program Work Flow Process flowchart, as well as how to apply the documentation of an Electrical Safety Program, Work Order Management Systems and administrative requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

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ESPS Presents at EAM Expo 2017

This week, Terry Becker represented ESPS at the EAM Expo 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he both exhibited and presented CSA Z462 Arc Flash & Shock – Getting it Right!!

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