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OESC (25th Edition/2012)
Question & Answer Reference Document
For External Use
January 23, 2012
1)
What is the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC)?
The OESC is an Ontario Regulation that establishes safety standards for the
installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. In its preparation,
consideration has been given to the prevention of fire and shock hazards, as well
as proper maintenance and operation. Compliance with the requirements of the
OESC and proper maintenance will ensure an essentially safe installation.
2)
Why is there a new OESC?
The OESC includes changes to the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). There have
been major changes made to the 2009 CEC that warranted an update of the
OESC. In addition to specific changes in the Ontario amendments. Therefore, the
full OESC is issued and the OESC 25th Edition/2012 includes changes to the 2012
Canadian Electrical Code and Ontario amendments.
3)
When do the new OESC rules become effective?
Ontario regulation 2/12 adopts, by reference, the CEC together with specific
Ontario amendments and is referred to as the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (the
OESC). This regulation comes into force on May 1, 2012.
4)
If I have an application for inspection or plan review submission prior to May
1,2012, do I need to follow the OESC 25th Edition/2012?
No, provided that your application or plan submission is made prior to May 1,
2012, you do not need to comply with the 2012 OESC (25th edition). The electrical
installation must meet the OESC rules in effect at the time that the application for
inspection was filed or the plans were submitted to ESA.
NOTE: The 2012 Fee Guide introduces a policy change that will require a
minimum of one inspection (rough-in, service, trench, etc.) for any Residential
Application for Inspection within 12 months, or the application will expire. When reapplying for a new application after May 1, 2012, the electrical installation shall
comply with the OESC 2012 (25th edition)
If a contractor elects to comply with any part of the 2012 OESC after May 1, 2012
even though the inspection application or plan submission is made prior to May 1,
2012, then the entire installation must comply with the 2012 Edition.
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5)
I have a CEC, why do I need the OESC?
The law requires that all electrical installations in Ontario conform to the
requirements of the OESC. Anyone performing electrical work in Ontario should
have a current edition of the OESC (25th Edition/2012) which contains the
complete text of the CEC and the Ontario amendments to that Code. If you have
the 2012 CEC you can download the Ontario amendments from www.esasafe.com
at no charge.
6)
Do I have to purchase a copy of the OESC (25th Edition/2012)?
The law requires that all electrical installations in Ontario conform to the
requirements of the OESC. The OESC (25th Edition/2012) contains the complete
text of the CEC and Ontario amendments to that Code. There have been
significant changes made to the 2009 CEC and Ontario amendments that
warranted an update of the OESC. It is recommended that anyone performing
electrical work in Ontario should have a current edition of the OESC (25th
Edition/2012).
7)
What is the difference between the Canadian Electrical Code and the Ontario
Electrical Safety Code?
In addition to very specific Ontario administrative requirements, there are also
technical differences identified in the OESC from the CEC. For example OESC
contains Section 75 - Installation of lines and wiring of buildings which is not in the
CEC.
8)
How can I tell the difference between the OESC Ontario amendments and the
CEC rules?
The Ontario amendments are identified by a Black Trillium ( ) and the Ontario
text is in italics.
9)
What is the price of the OESC (25th Edition/2012)?
The cost of the OESC 25th Edition/2012 is $175.00 + (HST+ shipping)
10)
Why is the OESC not available to the public FREE of charge?
The Ontario amendments are available on ESA website. The OESC is a
combination of the CEC with Ontario amendments. The CEC is a national
standard published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and is copyright
protected. The CSA charges ESA a licensing fee for the right to use the intellectual
property.
11)
Is the OESC available in French?
The Ontario amendments will be available on the ESA website in French, the CEC
is available in French and can be purchased through CSA.
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12) Why did the price of the OESC (25th Edition/2012) increase?
Printing, storage and order management costs have increased since the last
edition. Also, since the OESC is a combination of the CEC with Ontario
amendments, there is a license fee, which ESA pays to CSA for the rights to use
the CEC portion. That license fee constitutes a major part of the cost, and has
increased since the last Code.
13) When will the OESC (25th Edition/2012) be available for purchase?
The OESC (25th Edition/2012) will be available for purchase in early February
2012 and can be purchased through Orderline at www.orderline.com.
14) Will a CD version of the OESC (25th Edition/2012) be available and if so
when?
A CD/electronic version will be available at a later date. The price will be the same
as a paper version.
15) How can I order an OESC (25th Edition/2012) and/or Bulletins?
The OESC (25th Edition/2012) and/or Bulletins can be purchased through
Orderline.