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The new edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) has been extensively revised and updated, keeping pace with new technology and industry needs. Key changes align with the changes and revisions to the 23rd edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, as well as changes specific to the province of Ontario.
Highlights and Key Changes:
· Includes access to Electrical Safety Authority Bulletins for important updates and rule interpretations
· Contains more than 200 updates and revisions, including major changes to sections on renewable energy, hazardous locations and electric heating
· Details expanded requirements for the use of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) in homes
· Includes changes to hazardous area classifications and zone requirements that will affect your installations and potentially save you money
· Clarifies and provides guidance on what defines clearances between lighting fixtures and nearby combustible material
· Outlines revised requirements for wiring at non-commercial docks
· Aligns with TSSA requirements for propane storage and vehicle refueling
· Introduces new requirements for the installation of LED in residential occupancies
· Covers requirements for location of supply connections in parking lots for recreational vehicles
Why You Need the New Edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
Compliance with the requirements of the latest edition of the OESC is the law for anyone performing electrical installations in the province of Ontario. The new OESC is based on the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I and is developed and compiled through the efforts of a number of volunteer technical committees and subcommittees representing key electrical industry stakeholders and jurisdictions across Canada. The 2015 OESC also reflects specific Ontario requirements as compiled by the Electrical Safety Authority. Updated every three years, in collaboration with its safety partners. The 2015 OESC reflects changes in technologies and helps decrease the risk of injuries and costly re-works of electrical installation projects in Ontario.
Each chapter of the Guide focuses on one of the key components of the framework and includes a practical section with useful tools and techniques, helpful definitions, frequently asked questions, checklists, tips, tools and references to assist the user to work with the Standard towards successful implementation within their unique organization.
Preface to the 26th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
This edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code contains the standards referenced by the Ontario Regulation made in 2015 pursuant to the Electricity Act regarding the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. Reference should always be made to these Regulations, and amendments thereto, as may be made from time to time.
This edition contains electrical safety requirements for wiring and equipment in buildings, structures, and premises, with the exception of mines, railways, aircraft, marine vessels, installations used for communication purposes, and automobiles.
As electrical hazards occur mainly because of overloading and abuse of wiring systems, it is recommended that initial installations be planned with adequate provision for possible future uses of electricity.
The 26th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code consists of CSA C22.1-15, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and the Ontario Amendments to CSA C22.1-15, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, dated October 2015. This publication contains both documents, with the following marking conventions:
A trillium indicates an amendment applicable in Ontario. The Ontario amendment appears in italics, just before the Canadian Electrical Code Rule(s) that it modifies.
A delta indicates a change from the 25th edition (2012) of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
A delta in the CE Code, a change from the previous CE Code (2012).
Note: Some small editorial errors found in the Canadian Electrical Code, published in C22.1-15 Update No. 1, were corrected in this publication.