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Electrical Contractors Industry
This section highlights OSHA standards, directives (instruction to OSHA staff), letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to the electrical contractors industry.
Frequently Cited Standards
OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors use NAICS code 238210 in the NAICS search box.
Other Highlighted Standards
Recording and reporting occupational injuries and illness (29 CFR 1904)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment
- 1910 Subpart J, General environmental controls
- 1910 Subpart R, Special industries
- 1910 Subpart S, Electrical
- 1910.302, Electric utilization systems
- 1910.303, General [related topic page]
- 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)
Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
- 1926 Subpart
- 1926.402, Applicability
- 1926.403, General requirements
- 1926.404, Wiring design and protection
- 1926.405, Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use
- 1926.406, Specific purpose equipment and installations
- 1926.407, Hazardous (classified) locations
- 1926.408, Special systems
- 1926.416, General requirements
- 1926.417, Lockout and tagging of circuits
- 1926.431, Maintenance of equipment
- 1926.432, Environmental deterioration of equipment
- 1926.441, Batteries and battery charging
- Enforcement of the Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard. CPL 02-01-038 [CPL 2-1.38], (June 18, 2003).
- OSHA Technical Manual (OTM). TED 01-00-015 [TED 1-0.15A], (January 20, 1999).
- Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices -- Inspection Procedures and Interpretation Guidelines. STD 01-16-007 [STD 1-16.7], (July 1, 1991).
- 29 CFR 1926.550(a)(15)(i) Clearance Between Electrical Power Lines and Cranes. STD 03-12-001 [STD 3-12.1A], (May 9, 1980).
Letters of Interpretation
- Application of 1926.404(b)(1) to 208-volt branch circuits; requirement for electrical subcontractor under 1926.404(b)(1) to provide ground-fault circuit interrupters on circuits used by other subcontractors. (March 22, 2005).
- Emergency medical services on construction sites. (March 2, 2005)
- OSHA's multi-employer citation policy application to a homeowner who contracts with specialty contractors to perform construction on a house. (December 29, 2004).
- Recognition of ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003 "Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods" consensus standard. (November 10, 2004).
- Use of caution tape or rope to barricade a crane's swing radius; guarding of lug connectors on portable welders. (March 10, 2004).
- Compliance requirements for renovation work involving material containing less than 1% asbestos. (November 24, 2003).
Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- Z244.1-2003, Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods. A hazardous energy control program guidance standard developed by ANSI/ASSE. For additional information, see Recognition of ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003 "Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods" consensus standard.
- Z244.1 Committee information. American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).