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CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety Public Review

CSA Z462 – Work­place Elec­tric­al Safety is now avail­able for pub­lic review on the CSA web site. This stand­ard is the Cana­dian imple­ment­a­tion of NFPA 70E and IEEE P1584, cov­er­ing elec­tro­cu­tion and arc-flash haz­ards in the workplace.

Pub­lic Review Draft of Z462-12

Because of the import­ance of the Z462 Stand­ard to the elec­tric­al sec­tor, CSA staff have decided to set up the draft on the new On-line Pub­lic Review Sys­tem. This sys­tem is integ­rated with sev­er­al on-line social net­works and has been made avail­able to a wide inter­na­tion­al audi­ence. Auto­mat­ic noti­fic­a­tion will go out to all people and organ­iz­a­tions that have expressed interest in CSA’s elec­tric­al stand­ards (thou­sands of stakeholders).

There are two major dif­fer­ences in the way this new on-line review sys­tem works:

1.       The review­er must first register with the sys­tem to gain access to the draft stand­ards (name, affil­i­ation, coun­try, and e‑mail address).

- the review­er must have a val­id e‑mail address (iden­tity)

2.       The doc­u­ment is only avail­able on-line (no down­load) and it is review­able only in pieces for com­ment­ing purposes.

- sim­il­ar to the mem­bers’ bal­lot com­ments, the sys­tem auto­mat­ic­ally col­lects and sorts the com­ments by clause number.

Note: the new review page is also access­ible via a link loc­ated at the top of the old Review Page ( – iden­ti­fied as “New: …Elec­tric­al pub­lic review drafts”.

For more inform­a­tion on this stand­ard, please con­tact the CSA Pro­ject Man­ager, Mr. Dave Sha­na­han, [email protected], or call him at 1 – 800-463‑6727.

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