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Between 2001-2010, there were 57 deaths and 210 critical injuries in occupational-related electrical incidents in Ontario*
The impact of an electrical injury or fatality can be devastating for the workers involved and crippling in terms of production downtime, legal fees and associated costs. CSA Z462 Standard was developed to ensure electrical workers go home safe every night.
The second edition of CSA Z462 was released in January 2012. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated with expanded criteria and guidance material. The new edition has also been aligned with changes and revisions to the 2012 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code Part 1.
ESA and WSPS' Workplace Electrical Safety Standard: Understanding CSA Z462-12 day workshop provides the guidance you need to translate the standard into safe work practices.
* Source: ESA data
Delivered by experienced ESA Inspectors, this workshop spells out the causes, effect and prevention of electrical shock and arc flash hazards. You’ll learn the practical application of the standard for engineered solutions as well as safety-related work practices for:
- Maintenance and installation requirements
- Flash hazard and shock hazard specific work practices
- Appropriate selection and use of personal protective equipment
- Requirements for other special equipment
The second edition provides:
- Guidance on the integration of electrical safety programs into OHS management systems
- Best practices when working on and around electrical equipment
- Due diligence advice on electrical safety prevention
- Methods for identifying electrical hazards and risks
Other important changes include:
- hazard identification and risk assessment improvements
- new safety procedures and assessment tables for work around DC systems
- new tables for the selection of PPE
- added guidance on safe procedures and training
- new annexes on safety around high voltage systems and electrostatic discharges
- expanded annexes and reference materials on safety management systems, hazard identification, and risk assessment
Upon completion participants will be able to:
- Know the characteristics and causes of “arc flash” and “arc blast” and the related warning labels
- Understand temporary protective grounding equipment
- Discover how to ensure safety when it’s necessary to work “live”
- Understand and apply the three CSA Z462 protective “safety boundaries”
- Use the proper, required personal protective equipment and specific tools
- Safety Professionals
- Electrical Engineers
- Electrical Contractors
- Maintenance Managers
- Anyone responsible for workplace electrical work
One day classroom training session delivered in a public classroom. This course may also be delivered on-site. Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for information.
Content is technical and delivered in a "lecture style", however, the are opportunities for you to interact with the instructor and ask specific questions.