Electrical

Standards

Electrical is addressed in specific standards for general industry and maritime. This section highlights various OSHA standards and documents related to electrical hazards.

OSHA Standards
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General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.137, Electrical Protective Equipment.

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1910 Subpart R - Special Industries

1910.269, Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution.

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1910 Subpart S - Electrical

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, and 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, and 1918)
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1915 Subpart L - Electrical Machinery

1915.181, Electrical circuits and distribution boards.

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1915 Subpart G - Gear and Equipment for Rigging and Materials Handling

1917.157, Battery charging and changing.

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

National Consensus Standards

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • 70, National Electrical Code
  • 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace