January 2019

CSA Z462 4th Edition Changes and Impacts, Arc Flash, and Shock

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Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: CSA Z462 4th Edition Changes & Impacts
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Terry Becker, P.Eng.
Danatec by Yardstick Training
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Jan 7, 2019

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 4th Edition on January 6, 2018 with significant changes. CSA Z462 is not 100% risk assessment based.

Seminar Description

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 and implemented Electrical Safety Programs.

The existing CSA Z463 Guideline on maintenance of electrical equipment, published as a Standard on September 6, 2018. Content reorganized, Electrical Equipment Maintenance Program mandatory and prescriptive Clause content added.

The IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations will be updated in 2019 based on the IEEE-NFPA Arc Flash Phenomenon Project that has been underway for over 7 years. There are significant changes to the assumptions made and related to 208VAC electrical equipment.

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, 4th Edition, 2018,
  • Discuss what an arc flash is and when it is realistic to occur,
  • Learn about specific changes to the 4th Edition of CSA Z462, specifically the Risk Assessment Procedure, Arc Flash Risk Assessment, and Shock Risk Assessment requirements,
  • 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, and
  • Learn about the new CSA Z463-2018 Maintenance of electrical systems Standard, 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, WorkSafeBC due diligence to Part 19 Electrical Safety and the latest Edition of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard, CSA Z463 Maintenance of electrical systems 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, that your issued report is complete, and that Equipment Labels you recommend for printing to clients are compliant.


Terry Becker, P.Eng.

Danatec by Yardstick Training

Terry Becker, P.Eng., Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP), IEEE Senior Member is the Senior Vice President Electrical Safety at Danatec by Yardstick Training a total solutions provider for electrical safety consulting services, licensed products and training solutions based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Terry has over 27 years of 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, Manitoba, 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, and a Voting Member of the CSA Z463 Maintenance of electrical systems Standard 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 Danatec delivering Electrical Safety Programs, Electrical Safety Audits, Qualified Electrical Worker Electrical Safety Competency Validation. Danatec 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. Danatec 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, www.arcflash-training.ca.

Terry has presented at numerous Canadian Standards Association (CSA), IEEE, NETA and industry conferences or workshops on electrical safety in Canada, the United States, India and Australia.

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