ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by Bill Addiss. 08/13/18 05:52 PM
Upgrade the old panel
by gfretwell. 08/13/18 12:20 AM
depth of duckbank
by ghost307. 08/12/18 09:26 PM
Section 179 vehicle purchases
by BigB. 08/05/18 01:06 PM
Don't you buy this stuff
by BigB. 08/05/18 01:00 PM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 10 guests, and 17 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
csa z462 #185555
03/18/09 11:45 PM
03/18/09 11:45 PM
J
jay8  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 183
Vancouver, BC
Anyone hear of adoption dates for the Canadian Arc Flash regulations CSA Z462? The publication is out now.

Tools for Electricians:
Re: csa z462 [Re: jay8] #185565
03/19/09 03:29 AM
03/19/09 03:29 AM
Y
YORKIE  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 20
abbotsford.bc
CSA Z462 is only a voluntary standard that will be referred to in the 2009 CEC. There is no firm date for the adoption of the 2009 CEC in BC. At the present time the adoption date is supposed to be around May, this is only a guess as typically it takes at least 12 months to adopt a new code.

Re: csa z462 [Re: YORKIE] #185724
03/25/09 05:07 PM
03/25/09 05:07 PM
J
jay8  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 183
Vancouver, BC
Yes, I looked at 2-306 of the 2009 book and there is requirement only to label equipment, it is implied that Z462 would need to be followed since the labels will direct you to use proper PPE based on an arc hazard analysis.

Re: csa z462 [Re: jay8] #185732
03/25/09 07:17 PM
03/25/09 07:17 PM
M
mikesh  Offline
Member
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 613
Victoria, BC, Canada
CSA Z462 is currently a voluntary standard but like many voluntary things it can have far reaching effect. for example, if as a result of an accident it could be shown that the person supervising a job or even your employer was knowledgeable about a hazard and chose to ignore it that Z 462 could be used as evidence in an accident investigation.
Bill C-45 is a law that was drafted to hold owners and managers responsible for safety as much as the formen and front line safety guys. Z462 might not yet have legislative authority but as more people become familiar with it's intent and content that the voluntary nature starts to become compulsory. Worksafe BC is planning a review of section 19 and I am sure that Z462 will eventually form part of the section 19 rules on electrical worker safety.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Theelectrikid
Theelectrikid
Levittown, PA
Posts: 810
Joined: April 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
248,536 Are you busy
186,229 Re: Forum
175,704 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.023s Queries: 15 (0.005s) Memory: 0.9587 MB (Peak: 1.0937 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-08-15 18:47:48 UTC