Osha Electrical Safety Standards

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OSHA STANDARDS:

  • General Industry
  • Maritime
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Federal Employee Programs
Regulations in the CFR

OSHA STANDARD FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY:

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • overalls and protective aprons
  • protection headgear — safety helmets, wide-brimmed hats to protect against the sun
  • safety boots or shoes
  • safety glasses or goggles
  • gloves
  • respirators and masks
  • earmuffs and earpieces
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  • Overhead powerlines must be assumed to be energized to lethal voltages. Downed lines, even if insulated, must never be touched.
  • Fallen lines must be reported to the electric utility company.
  • Stay at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from overhead wires during clean-up and other activities. In presence of overhead lines, the work area must first be surveyed to stay clear of the lines while performing work.
  • In case an overhead line falls on your vehicle while you are inside, stay inside the vehicle and continue to drive away from the line. If the vehicle stalls do not leave it and warn people not to touch either the vehicle or the downed line. Contact the local electric utility company or emergency services.
  • Employees must wear PPE for the face or eyes wherever there is a danger of injury to the face or eyes from electric arcs or flashes or from flying objects resulting from a short circuit or electrical explosion
  • Electrical equipment must never be operated while standing in water.
  • Ask a qualified electrician to inspect electrical equipment that has gotten wet before using it.
  • When working in a location that is damp, electric cords and equipment must be inspected to ensure they are in good condition and free of defects.
  • Always use caution when working near electricity.

NFPA STANDARD FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

  1. When installing conductors or equipment that connect to the electric supply
  2. Installations used by the electric utility that is not a part of a generating plant, substation, or control center

REQUIREMENTS:

INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS:

  • slips, trips, and falls
  • muscle strains
  • hit by falling objects
  • repetitive strain injury
  • crashes and collisions
  • cuts and lacerations
  • inhaling toxic fumes
  • exposure to loud noise
  • getting stuck in or struck by moving machinery
  • transportation and vehicle-related accidents
  • explosions
  • overexertion and repetitive stress injuries

OSHA SAFETY MEASURES TO PROTECT WORKERS:

  • Employer responsibilities: Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers must make sure that the workplace they are providing does not have to pose any threats to the safety or health of their employees and must conform with OSHA standards. In case any health or safety hazards are found during a routine inspection, employers must eliminate them according to OSHA standards. Using chemicals that are safer, harmful fume extraction, or using ventilation systems to clean the air are some ways of ways to get rid of or minimize risks.
  • Duties of employees
  • Employee involvement in safety planning
  • Employee feedback
  • Give clear working instructions
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Machine maintenance
  • Safety meetings
  • Cleanliness at the workplace
  • Preemptive measure
  • Safety guidelines review

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