Our Electrical Expert: Dean Dietrich
On Thursday February 12th at 11:00 AM Mountain Standard Time, we will be hosting our very first Learning Series webinar. The first topic we are going to cover is CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety, which was developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Based on NFPA 70E created by the American National Fire Protection Association, CSA Z462 provides a set of requirements for the practical safeguarding of individuals that are exposed to electrical hazards in the workplace. These standards have grown to be endorsed by many health and safety regulatory authorities worldwide.
We wanted to take this opportunity to formally introduce our electrical expert, Dean Dietrich, who will be featured in ComplyWorks’ first Learning Series webinar on CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety. Dean is a Master Electrician with close to 30 years of experience, and more than 25 certificates of qualification. He has worked all over the world – from Papua New Guinea to Iran – and has most recently become the Director, Code Compliance at CW Inspections, a ComplyWorks Affiliated Company.
Dean’s background includes seven years of thermography involvement as well as time spent as an electrician in the construction and maintenance fields. He has worked in almost every facet of the oil and gas industry, and has also spent time in the lumber and mining industries. His experience in so many varied and different areas has meant that Dean has often been selected to carry the responsibility of multi-million dollar projects, from construction through to commissioning and then on to operations.
Although anyone could sit down and read CSA Z462 and attempt to understand its most basic guidelines, Dean’s background and knowledge is a unique asset which we are excited to share. To allow you to get to know Dean better we asked him some questions about his experience, his knowledge, and why he loves the electrical industry so much: