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.