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1 CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard

2 Concerns Concerns In the Canadian workplace, a lack of understanding and measurable consistency regarding electrical safety and best practices while working on or near live electrical equipmentIn the Canadian workplace, a lack of understanding and measurable consistency regarding electrical safety and best practices while working on or near live electrical equipment

3 CSA CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard Rapidly changing technology and automation related to complex industrial machineryRapidly changing technology and automation related to complex industrial machinery

4 CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard Resulted in a significant increase in electrical incidents and occurrences involving both critical injuries and fatalities among workersResulted in a significant increase in electrical incidents and occurrences involving both critical injuries and fatalities among workers Workers have been both electrical and non- electrical personnelWorkers have been both electrical and non- electrical personnel

5 The Devastating Affects of An Electrical Accident

6 The Aftermath of an Electric Arc Flash

7 Equipment Damage

8 Personal Injury and Clothing Damage

9 Damage to Test Equipment and Meters Due to Misapplication

10 Root Cause Electricians –Culture issue – ‘it is not going to happen to me’ –Wants to please client or General Contractor –Competitors are willing to do it live –Not following procedure, not checking –May not completely understand all aspects of “Working Live” –Consider de-energizing ‘impractical’ –Need to communicate that ‘inconvenient’ is not ‘impractical’

11 Electrician’s Perception of Risk Electrical Safety Authority (Ontario) surveyed 800 electricians and apprentices in Survey was on working live with 347 ballast 80% - acknowledge it is risky but all have worked live The most experienced believed they can work safely

12 Root Cause Non-electricians –Not aware circuit parts pr components are energized –Not aware how electricity works – Unqualified Workers attempting to perform Live Electrical Work

13 Trends Working live injuries and fatalities happens to electrical trades Inadvertent contact injuries and fatalities happens to non-electrical trade Fatalities and/or critical injuries involving 347-lighting and multimeters

14 CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard A lack of general knowledge of personal protective equipment available to protect workersA lack of general knowledge of personal protective equipment available to protect workers

15 Several gaps found in existing legislationSeveral gaps found in existing legislation –Safety related work practices – “Working Live” – Personal Protective Equipment requirements – Limits of Approach- Qualified/ Unqualified – Training of Workers

16 InIn attempting to utilize the Canadian Electrical Code would require extensive effort and application resources by Occupational Health and Safety and others Possible conflict between standards Canadian Electrical Code intended for those who design, install, and inspect electrical installations.

17 Requirements for electrical safety- related work practices and maintenance of the electrical system considered critical to safety are not always found in the Canadian Electrical Code Occupational Health and Safety Regulations address the employer and employee in their workplace.

18 A need exists for a standard tailored to fulfill Occupational Health and Safety responsibilities, that would be fully consistent with the Canadian Electrical Code.A need exists for a standard tailored to fulfill Occupational Health and Safety responsibilities, that would be fully consistent with the Canadian Electrical Code.

19 The adoption of NFPA 70E- “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” would help to greatly reduce workplace accidents.The adoption of NFPA 70E- “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” would help to greatly reduce workplace accidents.

20 Aid in the understanding of electrical safety principles particularly when personnel are working on or near live electrical equipment.Aid in the understanding of electrical safety principles particularly when personnel are working on or near live electrical equipment.

21 1.Provisions of such a standard would include but not limited to: 2.Be written to enhance the understanding of the employer and employee 3.Give protection to the employee from electrical hazards.

22 4. Should not be encumbered with unnecessary details 5. Must not add any requirements not found in the Canadian Electrical Code, nor must the intent of the Canadian Electrical Code be changed

23 History First reviewed in 2004 by CSA Z460 Technical Committee for reference in this new standard Publication of CSA Z460 in April 2005 TC recommended CSA consider adopting NFPA 70E and converting it into a Canadian National Standard

24 History Appropriate references to Canadian standards and codesAppropriate references to Canadian standards and codes May, 2005, independently CSA was approached by two provincial regulators with requests to adopt NFPA 70E.May, 2005, independently CSA was approached by two provincial regulators with requests to adopt NFPA 70E. NFPA standard was being used by certain American- based employers and some trade organizations providing training in their ProvincesNFPA standard was being used by certain American- based employers and some trade organizations providing training in their Provinces

25 History Concerns about the NFPA’s relationship to Canadian codes and regulationsConcerns about the NFPA’s relationship to Canadian codes and regulations July 2005, CSA brought proposals before the CAALL-OSH Committee (Canadian Regulatory Authorities)July 2005, CSA brought proposals before the CAALL-OSH Committee (Canadian Regulatory Authorities) CAALL-OSH members expressed interest in this proposal and asked CSA to keep them informed on progress.CAALL-OSH members expressed interest in this proposal and asked CSA to keep them informed on progress.

26 History October 2005, CSA sponsored an Electrical Safety Conference. Many employers and safety product manufacturers indicated support of the project.October 2005, CSA sponsored an Electrical Safety Conference. Many employers and safety product manufacturers indicated support of the project. January 2006 CSA met with stakeholders to discuss the needs and support for the proposed projectJanuary 2006 CSA met with stakeholders to discuss the needs and support for the proposed project

27 History February 2006, CSA began to seek support from potential supporters. NFPA was first contacted about the proposal to adopt their standard as a Canadian National Standard. April 2006, a written request was sent to NFPA to adopt the NFPA 70E Standard with assurance of NFPA copyright maintenance, credit to the source document, and CSA’s intention not to compete with 70E in the U.S.

28 History May 2006, Arc Flash Protection Committee approached CSA regarding possible involvement with the project.May 2006, Arc Flash Protection Committee approached CSA regarding possible involvement with the project.

29 CSA’s OHS Standards Program Position Good relationship with NFPA and its members over many years.Good relationship with NFPA and its members over many years. Preference to reference NFPA standards in CSA OHS Standards wherever practicable.Preference to reference NFPA standards in CSA OHS Standards wherever practicable.

30 CSA’s OHS Standards Program Position NFPA is respected as having leading North American standards in subjects of emergency response, fire protection systems, and protective equipment for firefighters.NFPA is respected as having leading North American standards in subjects of emergency response, fire protection systems, and protective equipment for firefighters. General practice to seek to harmonize with international standards whenever practicable.General practice to seek to harmonize with international standards whenever practicable.

31 Project Development Plan Obtain formal approval to proceed with the project – NFPA and CSAObtain formal approval to proceed with the project – NFPA and CSA Form a new Technical Committee comprised of representatives of Canadian employers, labour groups, (electrical and related trades), regulatory authorities, safety organizations, electrical safety experts, and liaison members from NFPA.Form a new Technical Committee comprised of representatives of Canadian employers, labour groups, (electrical and related trades), regulatory authorities, safety organizations, electrical safety experts, and liaison members from NFPA.

32 Project Development Plan Develop a CSA standard (Z462) based on NFPA 70E. Maintain basic criteria with little or no change. Modify to reference Canadian standards and codes with terminology commonly recognized in Canadian workplacesDevelop a CSA standard (Z462) based on NFPA 70E. Maintain basic criteria with little or no change. Modify to reference Canadian standards and codes with terminology commonly recognized in Canadian workplaces

33 Project Development Plan Translate the Standard into French and submit for National Standard recognition.Translate the Standard into French and submit for National Standard recognition. Promote the use and recognition of both NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 among regulatory authorities, employers, and electrical trades across Canada.Promote the use and recognition of both NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 among regulatory authorities, employers, and electrical trades across Canada.

34 Possible Future Collaborations with NFPA Possible Future Collaborations with NFPA Once the adopted standard is published, CSA would be willing to work with NFPA to promote its recognition across all Canadian jurisdictions. Further, CSA would be prepared to collaborate with NFPA to develop training programs based on the adopted standard.

35 To be developed in cooperation with NFPA and based on the NFPA 70E StandardTo be developed in cooperation with NFPA and based on the NFPA 70E Standard Scope: Industrial Electrical Systems, Substations, Power Centres, and Transformers (inside-the-fence)Scope: Industrial Electrical Systems, Substations, Power Centres, and Transformers (inside-the-fence) Content: Safety Management Systems, Safe Work Practices, Training Requirements, and PPEContent: Safety Management Systems, Safe Work Practices, Training Requirements, and PPE

36 Reference to Canadian Electrical Code and other related Canadian Standards (eg, CSA Z460- The Control of Hazardous Energy- Lockout and Other Methods and Z1000) Reference to Canadian Electrical Code and other related Canadian Standards (eg, CSA Z460- The Control of Hazardous Energy- Lockout and Other Methods and Z1000) Project began Sept., 2006 (PM: Dave Shanahan)\ Project began Sept., 2006 (PM: Dave Shanahan)\ TC Structure: User Groups, Equipment Manufactures, NFPA Reps, Safety Organizations, Labour Unions, and Regulators TC Structure: User Groups, Equipment Manufactures, NFPA Reps, Safety Organizations, Labour Unions, and Regulators Possible Publication- Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 Possible Publication- Fall 2008 or Spring 2009


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