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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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ARC FLASH & SHOCK COMPETENCY – CAN YOU PROVIDE THE RIGHT ANSWERS?

There is a lot of “arc flash awareness” training going on.  What we need is detailed, comprehensive arc flash and shock training focussing on how to use the knowledge in the field. As an employer, you need to know that the training is adding the intended value. Training should be delivered based on a requirement identified in your Company’s Electrical Safety Program “Training Matrix.”  Field application of the training with supporting documentation used by the Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) and validated by the Supervisor and Electrical Safety Program Manager guarantees the QEW is using the practices communicated in the training for the intended benefit of mitigation of exposure or risk reduction.  Here is a simple list of terms, and phrases from NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 that the QEW must know explicitly to be deemed “Electrical Safety Competent.”

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