The requirements of OSHA’s electrical safety regulations are often not known by workers. Individuals need to be trained based on the electrical hazards present in the workplace.
29 CFR 1910.333, OSHA’s Electrical Safety Regulation, stipulates what needs to be done for safe work practices and NFPA 70E outlines how reduce exposure to electrical hazards. Similar to other EHS program elements, identifying the hazards and conducting risk assessments are essential to establishing a compliant electrical safety program. Providing training, providing appropriate PPE, and establishing SOPs for electrically safe work conditions are key elements of a compliant program.
NFPA 70E was recently updated, so be sure to use the 2015 Edition when establishing your electrical safety program.