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This section highlights OSHA standards, the Regulatory Agenda (a list of actions being taken with regard to OSHA standards), Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to electrical hazards.
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.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910.137, Electrical protective devices
- 1910.269, Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution [related topic page]
- 1910.302, Electric utilization systems
- 1910.303, General requirements
- 1910.304, Wiring design and protection
- 1910.305, Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use
- 1910.306, Specific purpose equipment and installations
- 1910.307, Hazardous (classified) locations
- 1910.308, Special systems
- 1910.331, Scope
- 1910.332, Training
- 1910.333, Selection and use of work practices
- 1910.334, Use of equipment
- 1910.335, Safeguards for personnel protection
Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)
- 1915.181, Electrical circuits and distribution boards
Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)
- 1917.157, Battery charging and changing
- The OSHA Regulatory Agenda contains an entry related to electrical standards.
- NEW Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment (PDF*). Final Rules.
- Electrical Standard; Final Rule. Final Rules 72:7135-7221, (2007, February 14). Focuses on safety in the design and installation of electric equipment in the workplace. This revision provides the first update of the installation requirements in the general industry electrical installation standard since 1981.
- Electrical Standard; Proposed Rule. Proposed Rules 69:17773-17842, (2004, April 5). OSHA proposes to revise the general industry electrical installation standard found in 29 CFR 1910, Subpart S.
- Search all available Federal Registers.
- Enforcement of the Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard. CPL 02-01-038 [CPL 2-1.38], (2003, June 18). Provides information to assist compliance personnel in performing inspections in electric power generation, transmission, and installations, including that of distribution lines and other equipment.
- OSHA Technical Manual (OTM). TED 01-00-015 [TED 1-0.15A], (1999, January 20). Assists OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) in hazard recognition and provides guidance in accident prevention. Serves as a source of advice for CSHOs on safety and health issues.
- Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices -- Inspection Procedures and Interpretation Guidelines. STD 01-16-007 [STD 1-16.7], (1991, July 1). Establishes policies and provides interpretive guidelines to ensure uniform enforcement of the standard for electrical safety-related work practices, 29 CFR 1910.331 through 1910.335.
- Search all available directives.
- Training requirements for employees who perform non-electrical work on electrical equipment. (2002, May 17).
- Qualifications for resetting circuits or replacing fuses; electrical enclosures must be approved. (2001, November 19).
- Search all available standard interpretations.
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
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