OSHA's electrical standards are based on the National Fire Protection Association Standards NFPA 70, National Electric Code, and NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces. OSHA maintains a variety of standards to protect the worker from injuries.
Developing lockout/tagout procedures
Determining approach boundaries
Assistance with PPE inspection systems
Our professional consultants can assist your personnel with onsite specific requirements. The electrical standards at 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S include employer requirements for employee safety with respect to electrical hazards in general industry workplaces.
According to subsection 1910.332(a), employees who face risk of electric shock or other electrical hazards that are not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements of sections 1910.303 through 1910.308, must be trained in electrical safety-related work practices as required by sections 1910.331 through 1910.355. By subsection 1910.332(a), employees are delineated as either qualified persons or unqualified persons when working on or near exposed energized parts.
Qualified persons have training, whereas unqualified persons have little or no training, in avoiding the electrical hazards of working on or near exposed energized parts. Training requirements for "qualified persons" and "unqualified persons" are contained in section 1910.332.