Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has a series of electrical safety standards. These standards are listed under Part 19.
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is the largest regulatory agency in Canada. The CSA has compiled many OHS-related standards, including the CSA Z462-18 series, which deals specifically with workplace electrical safety. It covers many of the same topics covered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
Lastly, to supplement the overarching regulations created by OHS and the CSA, individual provinces and territories often set their own regulations (in accordance with federal bodies) specific to their needs. Before working with or around electrical hazards, ensure that you are familiar with the regulations specific to your province or territory.
Who must take this course?
Employees who work on or near equipment at risk for arc flash.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Arc Flash Safety Training
- Key Terms
- Employer Responsibilities
- Worker Responsibilities
- Basic Electrical Concepts
- Properties of Electricity
- Units of Measurements
- What Is an Arc Flash?
- Typical Causes of an Arc Flash
- Arc Flash Hazards
- Electrical Shock Injuries
- Vaporized Metal and Shrapnel
- Severity of Arc Flash Injuries
- Arc Flash Incident Response
- First Aid Considerations
- Shock Rescue Kits
- Hazard Control Measures
- Administrative Controls Overview
- Risk Assessment
- Energize Electrical Work Permit
- Individual Lockout
- Group Lockout
- Complex Group Lockout
- Approach Boundaries
- Limited and Restricted Approach Boundaries
- Arc Flash Boundary
- Warning Signs and Barricades
- Engineering Controls Overview
- Incident Energy Reduction Methods
- Equipment Alternatives
- Personal Protective Equipment
- General Requirements
- Clothing Material Requirements
- Head, Neck, and Face Protection
- Hand, Arm, and Foot Protection
- Hearing Protection
- Body Protection
- PPE Requirement for Specific Hazard Levels
- Selecting PPE
- PPE Care
- PPE Standards
- Best Practices
- Safety Tips
- Electrical Safety Program
- Education and Training
- Additional Resources
Our Canada OHS Arc Flash Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Canada OHS Arc Flash Safety Training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Retraining is required in at least the following situations:
(1) Where changes at the worksite present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(2) Where changes in the types of electrical equipment, or other equipment present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(3) Where inadequacies in an affected employee's work involving electricity indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Arc Flash Safety Training certificate and wallet card.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.