Electrical Contractors Industry
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.
Electrical hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction.
Hazards and Solutions
Provides references that may aid in recognizing and controlling hazards associated with electrical work.
- Subpart S - Electrical Standard. OSHA eTool.
- Hurricane Preparedness and Response. OSHA. Includes information such as news releases, public service announcements, fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and more.
- Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC). OSHA Alliance Page.
- Ergonomics: Solutions for Electrical Contractors. OSHA eTool. Describes common hazards that electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards.