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 (https://​review​.csa​.ca/​o​p​r​/​o​p​r​_​l​i​s​t​.​asp) – iden­ti­fied as “New: …Electrical pub­lic review drafts”.

For more inform­a­tion on this stand­ard, please con­tact the CSA Project Manager, Mr. Dave Shanahan, dave.shanahan@csa.ca, or call him at 1 – 800-​463‑6727.

Author: Doug Nix

+DougNix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Managing Editor of the Machinery Safety 101 blog.

Doug's work includes teaching machinery risk assessment techniques privately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as providing technical services and training programs to clients related to risk assessment, industrial machinery safety, safety-related control system integration and reliability, laser safety and regulatory conformity.

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