New Changes and Updates in Arc Flash Electrical Safety in CSA Z462-2015

The new edition of Canada’s Workplace Electrical Safety Standard including best practice requirements to effectively manage workplace electrical hazards such as arc flash and shock



On Demand
Course Leader : Jim Pollard, Oberon Company
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: $69.00

Arc Flash and Shock are deadly electrical hazards that require effective safety management systems for due diligence to OH&S Regulations. CSA Z462 is a best practice workplace Electrical Safety Standard that can be used as a tool to build effective due diligence. In January the third edition of CSA Z462 was published and includes significant changes and updates. Employers are now required to complete an Arc Flash Risk Assessment for all energized electrical work tasks. Employers are required to provide adequate training as a preventive measure to anyone exposed to electrical hazards including all Electrical and Non-Electrical Workers.

This webinar will provide an update on the status of CSA Z462 in Canada, review employer expectations, explain many of the changes, and provide step-by-step change management recommendations. As a supplemental learning aid to the webinar, a detailed clause by clause comparison document will be provided that further explains the differences from the second to third editions of CSA Z462.

Learning Objectives:

  • Update on the status of CSA Z462 and employer requirements in Canada
  • Review the most impactful changes and updates made to CSA Z462-2015
  • Understand how to perform a basic electrical hazard risk assessment procedure
  • Explain the new Arc Flash PPE Table Method (previously Hazard/Risk Category Method)
  • Provide additional learning aids to follow up on the webinar
  • Answer participants' questions about electrical safety

PRESENTER: Jim Pollard, Oberon Company

Jim Pollard is the Canadian Representative for the Oberon Company. His company, Unlimited PPE Inc., also represents ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc.

As a Subject Matter Expert on arc-rated personal protective equipment (PPE) Jim’s experience and technical knowledge has been tapped by technical committees in Canada and the USA, including CSA Z462, ASTM F18.15, CAN/ULC-S801, CSC/IEC/TC78 and ULC Live Working.

Over the past 10 years Jim has helped hundreds of clients improve their workplace compliance by affecting positive electrical safety culture change. Jim’s passion for electrical safety has been shared with thousands of people as he has presented at conferences and technical workshops all across Canada.

He has written numerous published articles for Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine, Electrical Business Magazine, Electrical Line Magazine and Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario Magazine.

*Please note, this webinar is available for viewing for 7 days from date of enrollment.