- Safety and Health Topics
Electrical is addressed in specific standards for general industry and maritime. This section highlights various OSHA standards and documents related to electrical hazards.
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)
|1915 Subpart L – Electrical Machinery||1915.181, Electrical circuits and distribution boards||
|1917 Subpart G – Related Terminal Operations and Equipment||1917.157, Battery charging and changing||
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.
National Consensus Standards
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