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CSA Z462-2021 Adds Arc Flash PPE Category 5

Significant Changes to Arc Flash PPE

The National Standard of Canada for Workplace Electrical Safety is CSA Z462. Every 3 years the CSA Z462 Technical Committee publishes a new revision of the Standard.  Arc flash PPE requirements are updated in every new edition. Up until now, these changes have been minor, such as the requirement to wear an arc-rated balaclava (2012 change). In the 2021 edition there are significant changes including a new Arc Flash PPE Category 5.

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Sharing is not caring… when it comes to Arc Flash PPE

Sharing is not caring... when it comes to Arc Flash PPE

For decades, workers have been sharing arc flash personal protective equipment, including suits, hoods and face shields but—to protect the safety and health of our workers—this age-old practice must stop immediately. Workers who share PPE are at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. In this regard, sharing is not caring. Actually caring about our workers requires employers to issue individually assigned equipment. Any PPE, tools...

How do I know what size suit to get my workers?

The proper garment size will ensure electrical workers are protected, comfortable and productive. Arc flash suit sizes should be selected to be loose fitting over top of the worker’s uniform or everyday clothing. We don't recommend sharing of PPE to esnure proper safety and cleanliness. Oberon arc flash suits are sold in alpha sizes from Small up to 5XL. All Oberon garments are available in regular (Standard height), tall, extra tall or short vertical measurements. The arc flash suit size must be...