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Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry
Visit the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard Page for information on the final rule.
This page is a part of OSHA's commitment to provide employers and workers in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry with information and assistance to help them comply with OSHA standards and ensure a safe workplace.
Electric power companies under federal jurisdiction must comply with specific OSHA standards for General Industry.
Provides construction information related to electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
Other Federal Agencies
Other federal agencies are involved with many aspects of electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
Provides links and references to specific hazard information relating to electrocution, falls, confined spaces, fires and explosions, sprains, strains, and fractures and environmental stress.
Provides others hazards and safety reference information.
Provides links and references to additional resources related to electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
Workers have the right to:
- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA's rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
For additional information, see OSHA's Workers page.
How to Contact OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.
- OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution. OSHA News Release, (April 1, 2014). OSHA sent to the Federal Register a final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work.
- Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution. OSHA eTool. Informs employers of their obligations to develop the appropriate hazard prevention and control methodologies designed to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.
- Ergonomics: Solutions for Electrical Contractors. OSHA eTool. Describes common hazards that electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards.
- Hurricane eMatrix. OSHA eTool. Provides information on many of the most common and significant additional hazards that response and recovery workers might encounter when working in an area recently devastated by a hurricane.
- Restoring Electrical Utilities. Provides an activity sheet is for trained electrical utility workers and supervisors assessing and restoring electrical utility services. For some operations or situations (e.g., permit-required confined space entry, trenching, heavy equipment use) other activity sheets also apply; see related activity sheets.