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State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) and national consensus standards related to electrical hazards.

OSHA Electrical Regulations

Electrical is addressed in specific standards for general industry and maritime.

Visit the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard Page for information on the final rule.
General Industry Standards (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart I – Personal protective equipment 1910.137, Electrical protective equipment
Subpart R – Special industries 1910.269, Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution
Subpart S – Electrical

 

Maritime Standards (29 CFR 1915, 1917, and 1918)
Related Information
Subpart L - Electrical machinery 1915.181, Electrical circuits and distribution boards

 

Subpart G - Related terminal operations and equipment 1917.157, Battery charging and changing

 

National Consensus

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • 70, National Electrical Code
  • 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

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