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.
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 links and references to additional resources related to electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
- 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.