Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Electrical Contractors Industry

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Electrical Contractors Industry Menu Workers' Rights

Overview

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Electrical contractors are responsible for the health and safety of employees who are exposed to a variety of hazards. Some of these hazards are obvious, such as electrical shock and electrocution. Others, such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), back injuries, slips and falls, or automobile-related incidents may not be as obvious. The occurrence of these injuries is increasing as the scope of work performed by the typical electrical contractor and the age of the work population increases. While much of their work is still concentrated in construction, they may also perform building maintenance or installation of data and networking applications.

Standards

Electrical hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for Recordkeeping, General Industry, Shipyard Employment, Marine Terminals, and Construction.

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Hazards and Solutions

Provides references that may aid in recognizing and controlling hazards associated with electrical work.

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Safety and Health Programs

Provides references that characterize and further explain safety and health programs.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to the electrical contractors industry.

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