Electrical Safety

General Requirements
Safety Requirements for workers differ, depending on the level of electrical power with which the work. For those whose exposure is typical office equipment, etc., safety requirements are addressed with Electrical Awareness Training.

For those who actually work with powered circuits, safety requirements include extensive training, use of established safe work practices, use of appropriate equipment and personal protective equipment. Information can be found in the Electrical Safety Program at the EHS web site.

Regulations
OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S (1910.301 – 1910.399)
OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart K (1926.400 – 1910.499)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, National Electrical Code

Keys to Compliance for Supervisors

Frequently-Asked Questions

Q. Is a “qualified worker” qualified to work on all electrical projects?
A. No – the term “qualified worker” means the worker is qualified for specific jobs, involving specific tasks and equipment. The worker may not be qualified to do other jobs. It is the Supervisor’s responsibility to know the worker’s capabilities.

Q. Can I use the same LOTO procedure for all similar equipment?
A. The equipment must be identical; if different electrical circuits are involved, these must be identified in the procedure.

Links to Written Programs, Further Information
ehs.iu.edu/topics/occupational-safety

 

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