- Safety and Health Topics
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)
|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)
|Subpart L - Electrical machinery||1915.181, Electrical circuits and distribution boards||
|Subpart G - Related terminal operations and equipment||1917.157, Battery charging and changing||
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