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For 70 years and counting, CSA standards for occupational health and safety (OH&S) have helped keep workers and the public safe. These standards have evolved over time along with the workplace to fuel innovation and promote a safer working environment. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of Canada’s first general OH&S standard and the launch of the 2018 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code), we are sharing insights on some of the major changes to the 2018 edition of the CSA Z462—Workplace Safety standard—and how those changes will contribute to improved workplace safety.
Aligned with the requirements in the CE Code, CSA Z462—Workplace Electrical Safety offers direction on how to integrate electrical safety programs into OH&S management systems so that you comply with due diligence requirements. It also provides details on recognized methods for identifying electrical hazards and risk assessment, as well as best practices and training to help you work safely on and around electrical equipment.
What’s new in the 2018 Edition of CSA Z462?
Building on the changes made in the previous edition, the 2018 CSA Z462 standard builds on the shift towards risk assessment, with new definitions that harmonize with other safety standards such as CSA Z1000 and Z1002 and those dealing with arc flash and shock hazards. The new edition also features additional requirements aimed at establishing more robust electrical safety programs.
Here are some of the changes:
The new edition of CSA Z462 is available now in a variety of formats. CSA Group also offers updated CSA Z462—based training that is designed to help organizations deal with electrical hazards and offers guidance in implementing an effective workplace electrical safety plan. Contact CSA Group to learn more.