November 2015

CSA Z462, 3rd Edition Changes & Impacts

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This session has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2016. 
Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is available
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: CSA Z462, 3rd Edition Changes & Impacts
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Terry Becker, P.Eng. – ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Nov 5, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
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The CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard published its 3rd Edition on January 6, 2015 with significant changes. The IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations will be updated in 2016 based on the IEEE-NFPA Arc Flash Phenomenon Project that has been underway for over 4 years.
Industry across Canada has voluntarily adopted the CSA Z462 related work practices, but has not integrated its requirements into their Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems and developed Electrical Safety Programs.
Arc flash incident energy analysis studies have been completed by Professional Engineers across Canada, but in some cases the analysis and reports written have not been technically correct to the applicable Standards.
Seminar Objectives
By attending this seminar you will:
  • Learn about the relationship between WorkSafeBC OH&S Part 19 Electrical Safety and CSA Z462
  • Learn about the content and application of the CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard, 3rd Edition, 2015
  • Discuss what an arc flash is and when it is realistic to occur
  • Learn about specific changes to the 3rd Edition of CSA Z462, specifically the new Risk Assessment Procedure, Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Shock Risk Assessment
  • Review and complete a Risk Assessment Procedure based on the CSA Z462, Annex F
  • Learn about the relationship between CSA Z462 and IEEE 1584
  • Discuss the key requirements to complete an engineering arc flash incident energy analysis
  • Learn about the new CSA Z463 Guideline on maintenance of electrical systems, with specific reference to electrical safety
Who Should Attend?
Professional Engineers and Engineers-in-Training, Electrical Technologists, Management, Supervisors/Foreman, Journeyman Electricians and Safety Professionals within all industry sectors wanting to learn more about the arc flash and shock hazards and the latest Edition of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard, IEEE 1584 and the application of Electrical Specific PPE, Tools & Equipment by Qualified Electrical Workers.   
Benefits of Attending
  • Validate what you know
  • Learn what you do not know
  • Ask questions and get answers to your questions
  • Ensure you are completing arc flash incident energy analysis studies as defined in the IEEE 1584 Standard
Terry Becker, P.Eng. – ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc.
Terry Becker, P.Eng., Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP), IEEE Senior Member is the owner of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC. (www.esps.ca) a total solutions provider for electrical safety consulting services, licensed products and training solutions based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Terry has over 24 years’ experience as an electrical engineer working in both engineering consulting and for large industrial oil and gas corporations. Terry is a Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Terry is the First Past Vice-Chair of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard Technical Committee, and currently a Voting Member and leader of Working Group 8, Annexes. Terry is also a Voting Member of the IEEE 1584 Committee, Associate Member of the CSA Z463 Guideline for maintenance of electrical systems Technical Committee, and a member of the NFPA 70E Technical Committee Annexes Working Group.
Terry is the visionary, creator and subject matter expert of the unique processes, and systems established at ESPS delivering Electrical Safety Programs, Electrical Safety Audits, Qualified Electrical Worker Electrical Safety Competency Validation. ESPS also provides instructor led low and high voltage arc flash and shock training for Electrical Workers and electrical safety awareness training for Non-Electrical Workers.  ESPS developed and offers “Best in Class” e-Learning for arc flash and shock, the Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS), a comprehensive adult e-learning based training program for Electrical Workers and Non-Electrical Workers in English and French www.arcflash-training.ca.
Terry has presented at numerous Canadian Standards Association (CSA), IEEE and industry conferences or workshops on electrical safety in Canada, the United States, India and Australia.

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