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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 8.1 from 2019-06-25 to 2022-05-01:

 In this Part,

Canadian Electrical Code

Canadian Electrical Code means

  • (a) CSA Standard C22.1-1990, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, dated January 1990, and

  • (b) CSA Standard C22.3 No.1-M1979, Overhead Systems and Underground Systems, dated April, 1979; (Code canadien de l’électricité)

control device

control device means a device that will safely disconnect electrical equipment from its source of energy; (dispositif de commande)

electrical equipment

electrical equipment means equipment for the generation, distribution or use of electricity; (outillage électrique)


guarantor means a person who gives a guarantee of isolation; (garant)


guarded means covered, shielded, fenced, enclosed or otherwise protected by means of suitable covers or casings, barriers, guardrails, screens, mats or platforms to remove the possibility of dangerous contact or approach by persons or objects; (protégé)


isolated means separated or disconnected from every source of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or other kind of energy that is capable of making electrical equipment dangerous; (isolé)

person in charge

person in charge means an employee who supervises employees performing work on or a live test of isolated electrical equipment. (responsable)

  • SOR/88-632, s. 17(F)
  • SOR/94-263, s. 14
  • SOR/98-427, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 30(F)

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