CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (CSA) BASICS AND TUTORIALS

The Canadian Electrical Code is significantly different from the National Electrical Code. It is considered Part 1 of the Canadian Electrical Code.

Part 2 of the Canadian Electrical Code consists of electrical product safety standards similar to the standards produced in the United States by Underwriters Laboratories. Canadian product safety standards are produced by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

In fact, many of the Canadian and U.S. standards have been harmonized. This allows a product to be evaluated and listed to the same requirements in both countries. Efforts are continuing to harmonize U.S. and Canadian standards with those from Mexico.

CSA also serves as a third-party independent electrical products testing laboratory. Manufacturers are permitted to use a listing mark to identify products that have been found by examination and testing to comply with the Canadian Electrical Code Part Two.

CSA’s listing mark is shown in Figure 1-12 and is arranged identically to UL’s listing mark to designate suitability of the product for installation in the United States or Canada.


Those using this text in Canada must follow the Canadian Electrical Code. Electrical Wiring— Commercial (© Thomas Nelson Holdings) is available based on the Canadian Electrical Code.

The Canadian Electrical Code is a voluntary code suitable for adoption and enforcement by electrical inspection authorities. The Canadian Electrical Code is published by and available from:


CSA International
178 Rexdale Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M9W 1R3
416-747-4000
Fax: 416-747-4149
http://www.csa-international.org

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