Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Process: Shipboard Electrical


Electrical hazards that may result in shocks, burns, and electrocution


Temporary Lighting Systems
poor lighting

Poorly maintained temporary lighting systems can create a risk of burns and shocks. Missing bulbs and protective cages are a common risk.



temporary lighting

Temporary lighting systems should be regularly inspected to ensure that there are no open sockets or damaged/missing protective cages. Damaged equipment must be immediately fixed or removed from service.


Accidental Energizing of Equipment
distribution panel

The unexpected start-up of a piece of equipment or distribution panel being worked on exposes workers to the risk of electrocution.










A comprehensive lockout/ tags-plus program with detailed employee training is required by OSHA standards and is a proven way to protect shipboard electrical workers from becoming the victims of shock or electrocution.







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