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CSA Z462-15 “Workplace Electrical Safety” available for pre-order


November 7, 2014
By Anthony Capkun


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November 6, 2014 – The 2015 edition of CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety has been extensively revised and updated, says CSA, with expanded criteria and guidance material, and has been aligned with changes and revisions in CE Code, Part I (2015 ed.).

Z462-15 reflects a shift toward risk assessment, with new definitions that harmonize with other safety standards, such as CSA Z1000 and Z1002. It also adds resource material geared toward organizations seeking to make electrical safety an integral part of their overall safety management system. Major changes to Z462 include: elimination of prohibited approach boundary and HRC Category 0; enhanced clarification of risk assessment procedures for hazardous electrical systems; hierarchy of control applied to risk mitigation; considerations on condition of equipment; new requirement for audits of field work; and new section on human performance and electrical safety.