• Record Type:
    OSHA Instruction
  • Current Directive Number:
    CPL 02-00-035
  • Old Directive Number:
    CPL 2.35 CH-18
  • Title:
    Changes to the Regulatory General Industry Standard Alleged Violation
  • Information Date:
  • Standard Number:
Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

OSHA Instruction CPL 2.35 CH-18 September 10, 1991 Office of General Industry Compliance Assistance

Subject: Changes to the Regulatory and General Industry Standard Alleged Violation Elements (SAVEs) Manual

A. Purpose. This instruction transmits redesignation and other substantive revisions and new pages to the Regulatory and General Industry SAVEs Manual for "Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices."

B. Scope. This instruction applies OSHA-wide.

C. Action. Regional Administrators and Area Directors shall ensure that all compliance personnel:

1. Make the following page changes to the Regulatory and General Industry (SAVEs) Manual:
Remove Page Insert Pages
468.17 468.17 through 468.18
468.19 through 468.40
2. File a copy of this transmittal sheet behind OSHA Instruction CPL 2.35 CH-17 in the appropriate OSHA Directive System binder.

OSHA Instruction CPL 2.35 CH-18 September 10, 1991 Office of General Industry Compliance Assistance

D. Background. Final rule and regulations for 29 CFR

1910.332-.335, Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices were published in the Federal Register, Vol.55, No.151, on August 6, 1990.

E. State Plan States. Regional Administrators shall advise State designees of the action required by this instruction and encourage their participation in the SAVEs program.

Patricia K. Clark, Director Directorate of Compliance Programs

DISTRIBUTION: National, Regional, and Area Offices Compliance Officers State Designees Area Office Clericals 11(c)/405 Programs NIOSH Regional Program Directors

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OSHA Instruction CPL 2.35 CH-18 September 10, 1991 Office of General Industry Compliance Assistance

1 29 CFR 1910.308(e)(5)(i): The metal sheath of aerial communication cables entering buildings and exposed to contact with electric light and power conductors were not grounded or interrupted close to the entrance to the building by an insulating joint or equivalent device:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY EQUIPMENT AND CONDITION(S)) (STATE HAZARD(S) TO EMPLOYEE(S))
NOTE: FOOTNOTE 1/

2 29 CFR 1910.308(e)(5)(ii): Masts and metal structures supporting antennas were not permanently and effectively grounded without splice or connection in the grounding conductor:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY EQUIPMENT AND CONDITION(S)) (STATE HAZARD(S) TO EMPLOYEE(S))
NOTE: FOOTNOTE 1/

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1 29 CFR 1910.332(b)(1): Employees were not trained in and familiar with the safety-related work practices required by 29 CFR 1910.331 through 29 CFR 1910.335 that pertained to their respective job assignments:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.332(b)(3)(i): Qualified persons were not trained in and familiar with the skills and techniques necessary to distinguish exposed live parts from other parts of electrical equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.332(b)(3)(ii): Qualified persons were not trained in and familiar with the skills and techniques necessary to determine the nominal voltage of exposed live parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.332(b)(3)(iii): Qualified persons were not trained in and familiar with the clearance distances specified in 1910.333(c) and the corresponding voltages to which the qualified persons would be exposed:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
          NOTE 1:  For the purposes of 29 CFR 1919.331 through
                   29 CFR 1910.335, a person must have the
                   training required by 29 CFR 1910.332(b)(3) in
                   order to be considered a qualified person.
          NOTE 2:  Qualified persons whose work on energized
                   equipment involves either direct contact or
                   contact by means of tools or materials must
                   also have the training needed to meet 29 CFR
                   1910.333(c)(2).

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1 29 CFR 1910.332(c): The degree of training provided was not determined by the risk to the employee:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.333(a): Safety-related work practices were not employed to prevent electrical shock or other injuries resulting from either direct or indirect electrical contacts, when work was performed near or on equipment or circuits which were or could be energized:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.333(a)(1): Live parts to which an employee could be exposed were not deenergized before the employee worked on or near them:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.333(a)(2): Where exposed live parts were not deenergized, other safety-related work practices were not used to protect employees who could be exposed to the electrical hazards involved:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(1) is an exception and not citable. A violation of this requirement must be cited under 29 CFR 1910.333(c).

5 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2): While any employee was exposed to contact with parts of fixed electric equipment or circuits which had been deenergized, the circuits energizing the parts were not locked out or tagged or both:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(i): The employer did not maintain a copy of the written procedures outlined in 29 CFR 1910.333 (b)(2) and did not make it available for inspection by employees:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(ii)(A): Safe procedures for de- energizing circuits and equipment were not determined before circuits or equipment were deenergized:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(ii)(B): The circuits and equipment to be worked on were not disconnected from all electric energy sources:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(ii)(B): Control circuit devices, such as push buttons, selector switches, and interlocks, were used as the sole means for deenergizing circuits and equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

5 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(ii)(B): Interlocks for electric equipment were used as a substitute for lockout and tagging procedures:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(ii)(C): Stored electric energy which could endanger personnel was not released. Capacitors were not discharged and high capacitance elements were not short- circuited and grounded, where the stored electric energy could endanger personnel:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(ii)(D): Stored non-electrical energy in devices that could reenergize electric circuit parts were not blocked or relieved to the extent that the circuit parts could not be accidently energized by the device:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 3 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iii)(A): A lock and a tag were not placed on each disconnecting means used to deenergize circuits and equipment on which work was to be performed:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: See exceptions under 29 CFR 1910.333 (b)(2)(iii)(C) and 29 CFR 1910.333 (b)(2)(iii)(E).

OPTION 2 4 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iii)(A): The lock was not attached so as to prevent persons from operating the disconnecting means unless they resorted to undue force or the use of tools:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iii)(B): Each tag did not contain a statement prohibiting unauthorized operation of the disconnecting means and removal of the tag:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
          NOTE 1:  29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iii)(C) through 29 CFR
                   1910.333(b)(2)(iii)(E)(3) are exceptions and
                   not citable.  See OSHA Instruction STD 1-16.7,
                   dated July 1, 1991 for guidance about
                   equivalent safety measures.

2 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iv)(A): Before circuits or equipment was worked as deenergized, a qualified person did not operate the equipment operating controls or otherwise verify that the equipment could not be restarted:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 3 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iv)(B): Before circuits or equipment was worked as deenergized, a qualified person did not use test equipment to test the circuit elements and electrical parts of equipment to which employees would be exposed and did not verify that the circuit elements and equipment parts were deenergized:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 4 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iv)(B): The test of the circuit elements and electrical parts of equipment did not determine if any energized condition existed as a result of inadvertently induced voltage or unrelated voltage backfeed even though specific parts of the circuit had been de- energized and presumed to be safe:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 3 1 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(iv)(B): When the circuit to be tested was over 600 volts, nominal, the test equipment was not checked for proper operation immediately before and immediately after the test:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(v)(A): Circuits or equipment were reenergized before a qualified person had conducted tests and visual inspections, as necessary, to verify that all tools, electrical jumpers, shorts, grounds, and other such devices had been removed so that the circuits and equipment could be safely energized:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(v)(B): Circuits or equipment were reenergized before employees exposed to the hazards associated with reenergizing the circuits or equipment were warned to stay clear of circuits and equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(v)(C): Circuits or equipment were reenergized before each lock and tag had been removed by the employee who applied it or under his or her direct supervision:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
          NOTE 1:  However, if this employee is absent from the
                   workplace, then the lock or tag mat be removed
                   by a qualified person designated to perform
                   this task provided that 29 CFR 1910.333
                   (b)(2)(v)(C)(1) and (2) are met by the
                   employer.
          NOTE 2:  29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(v)(C)(1) and 29 CFR
                   1910.333(b)(333)(2)(v)(C)(2) are exceptions
                   and not citable.

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1 29 CFR 1910.333(b)(2)(v)(D): Circuits or equipment were reenergized, but a visual determination was not made to verify that all employees were clear of the circuits and equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(2): Unqualified persons worked on electric circuit parts or equipment that had not been de- energized:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 3 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3): When work was to be performed near overhead lines, the lines were not deenergized and grounded, nor were other protective measures provided before work was started:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 4 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3): Where overhead lines were to be deenergized, arrangements had not been made with the person or organization that operates or controls the electric circuits involved to deenergize and ground them:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: The work practices used by qualified persons installing insulating devices on overhead power transmission or distribution lines are not covered by 29 CFR 1910.332 through 29 CFR 1910. 335. Under 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(2) unqualified persons are prohibited from performing this type of work.

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OPTION 3 1 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3): Where protective measures such as guarding, isolating, or insulating were provided these precautions would not have prevented employees from contacting overhead lines directly with any part of their body or indirectly through conductive materials, tools, or equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(i)(A)(1): When an unqualified person was working in an elevated position near overhead lines with voltages to ground rated at 50 kV or below, the location was not such that the person and the longest conductive object he or she could contact would not come closer to any unguarded, energized overhead line than 10 feet (305 cm):

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(i)(A)(2): When an unqualified person was working in an elevated position near overhead lines with voltages to ground rated over 50 kV, the location was not such that the person and the longest conductive object he or she could contact would not come closer to any unguarded, energized overhead line than 10 feet (305 cm) plus 4 inches (10 cm) for every 10 kV over 50 kV:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(i)(B): When an unqualified person was working on the ground in the vicinity of overhead lines, the person brought conductive objects closer to unguarded, energized overhead lines than the distances given in 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(i)(A):

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(ii)(A): When a qualified person was working in the vicinity of overhead lines, the person approached or took conductive object without an approved insulating handle closer to exposed energized parts than shown in Table S-5:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(ii)(B) and 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(ii)(C) are exceptions and not citable.

OPTION 1 2 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(A): Vehicles or mechanical equipment capable of having parts of its structure elevated near energized overhead lines were not operated so that a clearance of 10 feet (305 cm) was maintained:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 3 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(A): Vehicles or mechanical equipment capable of having parts of its structure elevated near energized overhead lines were not operated so that a clearance of 10 feet (305 cm) plus 4 inches (10 cm) for every 10 kV over 50 kV was maintained:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 4 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(A)(1): When a vehicle was in transit with its structure lowered, the clearance between the vehicle and energized overhead lines was reduced to less than 4 feet (122 cm):

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 2 1 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(A)(1): When a vehicle was in transit with its structure lowered, the clearance between the vehicle and energized overhead lines was less than 4 feet plus 4 inches (10 cm) for every 10 kV over 50 kV:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(B): An employee standing on the ground contacted a vehicle or mechanical equipment capable of having parts of its structure or attachments elevated near energized overhead lines:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(B)(1) and 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(B)(2) are exceptions and not citable.

3 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(3)(iii)(C): Where a vehicle or mechanical equipment capable of having parts of its structure elevated near energized overhead lines was intentionally grounded, employees working on the ground near the point of grounding stood at the grounding location when there was a possibility of overhead line contact:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(4)(i): Employees entered spaces containing exposed energized parts where illumination was not provided that enabled the employees to perform the work safely.

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 1 1 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(4)(ii): Where lack of illumination or an obstruction precluded observation of the work to be performed, employees were allowed to perform tasks near exposed energized parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 2 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(4)(ii): Where lack of illumination or an obstruction precluded observation, employees reached blindly into areas which could contain energized parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 3 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(5): When an employee worked in a confined or enclosed space (such as a manhole or vault)that contained exposed energized parts, the employer did not provide and/or the employee did not use protective shields, protective barriers, or insulating materials as necessary to avoid inadvertent contact with these parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 4 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(5): When an employee worked in a confined or enclosed space that contained exposed energized parts, doors, hinged panels, and the like were not secured to prevent their swinging into the employee and causing the employee to contact the exposed energized parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 1 1 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(6): Conductive materials and equipment that were in contact with an employee's body were not handled in a manner that would prevent them from contacting exposed energized conductors or circuit parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 2 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(6): Where an employee is required to handle long dimensional conductive objects in areas with exposed live parts, the employer did not institute work practices (such as the of insulation, guarding, and material handling techniques) to minimize the hazard:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: Conductive objects might be ducts or pipes made of metal.

3 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(7): Portable ladders did not have nonconductive siderails when they were used where the employee or the ladder could contact exposed energized parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(8): Conductive articles of jewelry and clothing (such as watch bands, bracelets, rings, key chains, necklaces, metalized aprons, cloth with conductive thread, or metal headgear) were worn where they could contact exposed energized parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: However, such articles can be worn providing they are rendered nonconductive by covering, wrapping, or other insulating means.

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OPTION 1 1 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(9): Where live parts presented an electrical contact hazard, employees performed housekeeping duties at such close distances to the parts that there was a possibility of contact:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: Adequate safeguards such as insulating equipment or barriers may be provided:

OPTION 2 2 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(9): Electrically conductive cleaning materials were used in proximity to energized parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: Conductive materials may consist of conductive solids such as steel wool, metalized cloth, and silicon carbide, as well as conductive liquid solutions.

OPTION 1 3 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(10): A person not qualified defeated an electrical safety interlock while working on the equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 4 29 CFR 1910.333(c)(10): An interlock system was not returned to its operable condition when the work was completed:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 1 1 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(1): Portable electric equipment was not handled in a manner which would not cause damage:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 2 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(1): Flexible electric cords connected to equipment were used for raising or lowering the equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 3 3 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(1): Flexible electric cords were fastened with staples or otherwise hung in such a fashion as could damage the outer jacket or insulation:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(2)(i): Portable cord and plug-connected electric equipment and flexible cord sets (extension cords) were not visually inspected before use on any shift for external defects (such as loose parts, deformed and missing pins, or damage to outer jacket or insulation) and for evidence of possible internal damage (such as pinched or crushed outer jacket):

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: Cord and plug-connected electric equipment and flexible cord sets (extension cords) which remain connected once they are put in place and are not exposed to damage need not be visually inspected until they are relocated.

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1 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(2)(ii): When there was a defect or evidence of damage that could expose an employee to injury, the defective or damaged item was not removed from service until the repairs and tests necessary to render the electric equipment safe had been made:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(2)(iii): When an attachment plug was to be connected to a receptacle, the relationship of the plug and receptacle contacts was not first checked to ensure that the plug and receptacle contacts were of proper mating configurations:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(i): A flexible cord used with grounding-type equipment did not contain an electric equipment grounding conductor:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 4 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(ii): Attachment plugs and receptacles were connected or altered in a manner which prevented proper continuity of the electric equipment grounding conductor at the point where plugs were attached to receptacles:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 5 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(ii): Attachment plugs and receptacles were altered to allow the grounding pole of a plug to be inserted into slots intended for connection to the current- carrying conductors:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(iii): Adapters which interrupted the continuity of the electric equipment grounding connection were used:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(4): Portable electric equipment and flexible cords used in highly conductive work locations, or in job locations where employees were likely to contact water or conductive liquids, were not approved for those locations:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(5)(i): Employees' hands were wet when plugging and unplugging flexible cords and cord and plug- connected equipment, where energized electric equipment was involved:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(5)(ii): Energized plug and receptacle connections were handled without insulating protective equipment where the condition of the connection could provide a conducting path to the employee's hand:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

5 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(5)(iii): Locking-type connectors were not properly secured after connection:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 1 1 29 CFR 1910.334(b)(1): Load rated switches, circuit breakers or other devices specifically designed as disconnecting means were not used for the opening, reversing or closing of electric power and lighting circuits under load conditions:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 2 29 CFR 1910.334(b)(1): Cable connectors not of the load-

break type, fuses, terminal lugs, or cable splice connections were used as disconnecting means of electric power and lighting circuits:
(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
NOTE: This required does not apply in an emergency situation.

3 29 CFR 1910.334(b)(2): The repetitive manual reclosing of circuit breakers or reenergizing electric power and lighting circuits through replaced fuses was not prohibited:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

4 29 CFR 1910.334(b)(3): Overcurrent protection of electric power and lighting circuits and conductors was modified, beyond that allowed by 29 CFR 1910.304(e):

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

5 29 CFR 1910.334(c)(1): Unqualified persons performed testing work on electric circuits or equipment:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 1 1 29 CFR 1910.334(c)(2): Test instruments and equipment and all associated test leads, cables, power cords, probes, and connectors were not visually inspected for external defects and damage before the electric equipment was used:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 2 29 CFR 1910.334(c)(2): When there was a defect or evidence of damage that could expose an employee to injury, the defective or damaged item was not removed from service but was used before repairs and tests necessary to render the equipment safe had been made:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.334(c)(3): Test instruments and equipment and their accessories were not rated for the electric circuits and equipment to which they would be connected and were not designed for the environment in which they would be used:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.334(d): Where flammable materials were present only occasionally, electric equipment capable of igniting them was being used:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)
          NOTE 1:  Where the employer has taken measures to
                   prevent hazardous conditions from developing,
                   and flammable materials are only present
                   occasionally, electrical equipment may be
                   used.
          NOTE 2:  Such materials include, but are not limited
                   to:  flammable gases, vapors, or liquids;
                   combustible dust; and ignitible fibers or
                   flyings.
          NOTE 3:  Electrical installation requirements for
                   locations where flammable materials are
                   present on a regular basis are contained
                   in 29 CFR 1910.307.

2 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(1)(i): Employees working in areas where there were potential electrical hazards were not provided with, and/or did not use, electrical protective equipment that was appropriate for the specific parts of the body to be protected and for the work to be performed:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(1)(ii): Protective equipment was not maintained in a safe, reliable condition and/or was not periodically inspected or tested:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(1)(iii): Where the insulating capability of protective equipment could have been subject to damage during use, the insulating material was not protected:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(1)(iv): Employees exposed to the danger of head injury from electric shock or burns due to contact with exposed energized parts did not wear nonconductive head protection:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(1)(v): Employees exposed to the danger of jury to the eyes or face from electric arcs or flashes or from flying objects resulting from electrical explosion did not wear protective equipment for the eyes or face:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 4 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(2)(i): When working near exposed energized conductors or circuit parts, each employee did not use insulated tools or handling equipment when the tools or handling equipment might have made contact with such conductors or parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 5 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(2)(i): The insulating capability of insulated tools or handling equipment was subject to damage, but the insulating material was not protected:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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1 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(2)(i)(A): Fuse handling equipment, insulated for the circuit voltage, was not used to remove or install fuses when the fuse terminals were energized:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

2 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(2)(i)(B): Ropes and handlines used near exposed energized parts were not nonconductive:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 1 3 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(2)(ii): Protective shields, protective barriers, or insulating materials were not used to protect each employee from shock, burns, or other electrically related injuries while that employee was working near exposed energized parts which could have been accidently contacted or while dangerous electric heating or arcing could have occurred:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 4 29 CFR 1910.335(a)(2)(ii): When normally enclosed live parts were exposed for maintenance or repair, they were not guarded to protect unqualified persons from contact with the live parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

5 29 CFR 1910.335(b)(1): Safety signs, safety symbols, or accident prevention tags were not used where necessary to warn employees about electrical hazards which could endanger them, as required by 29 CFR 1910.145:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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OPTION 1 1 29 CFR 1910.335(b)(2): Barricades were not used in conjunction with safety signs where it was necessary to prevent or limit employee access to work areas in which employees were exposed to uninsulated energized conductors or circuit parts:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

OPTION 2 2 29 CFR 1910.335(b)(2): Conductive barricades were used where they could cause an electrical contact hazard:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

3 29 CFR 1910.335(b)(3): Where signs and barricades did not provide sufficient warning and protection from electrical hazards, an attendant was not stationed to warn and protect employees:

(a) (LOCATION) (IDENTIFY SPECIFIC OPERATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS)

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NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.