The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) General Industry Electrical Standard requires that you provide an electrical safety program that includes identification of electrical hazards, safety-related work practices to protect employees, and effective training for unqualified workers.
Why “OSHA’s General Industry Electrical Standard” Matters:
It is important to understand your responsibility to provide an
electrical safety program that includes:
- Identification of electrical hazards;
- Safety-related work practices to protect employees; and
- Effective training for qualified and unqualified employees.
Electrical hazards can result in severe injuries;
- Only qualified employees are permitted to perform electrical work;
- Qualified and unqualified workers must be trained to use safe work practices; and
- Qualified employees must use appropriate PPE when performing electrical tasks.