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Committees active at CSA annual meeting

St. Andrews, N.B. -- The Canadian Standard Association (CSA) annual general meeting was held at St. Andrews, N.B.,...


St. Andrews, N.B. — The Canadian Standard Association (CSA) annual general meeting was held at St. Andrews, N.B., June 15-17, 2003.

Various committee meetings included the Canadian Electrical Code Part I; Canadian Advisory Committee on Electrical Safety (CACES); Strategic Committee On Requirements for Electrical Safety (SCORES); and the Technical Committee on Wiring Products (TCWP).

According to Joseph Neu, vice-president of EEMAC, the E-PAC Part I proposal (Subject 2060) for installation of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection near kitchen sinks was returned to committee. This was a major disappointment to EEMAC members and others, including the Ontario Electrical Safety Authority representative who noted that this has been an Ontario requirement since January 2003.

On June 20, CSA’s Strategic Committee On Requirements for Electrical Safety (SCORES) approved a CSA’s proposal to develop an objective-based Industrial Code within the framework of the Canadian Electrical Code.

Rene Leduc of the Alberta Regulatory Authority was appointed to the chair and EEMAC’s Keith Rodel of Hubbell Canada was appointed the vice-chair of this new committee.

SCORES also appointed EEMAC’s Joseph Neu as chair of the Technical Committee on Consumer and Commercial Products.

E-PAC’s Mike Hopkins of NOMA Cable Tech and Marcel Chabot of Draka received CSA’s “Award of Merit” for their work in the development of Canadian standards.