Monday, March 15, 2010



OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has issued a set of regulation meant to address in general, electrical on the job safety and has included arc flash training as part of the overall electrical safety training requirements.

OSHA Standards 29-CFR, Part 1910. Occupational Safety and Health Standards. 1910 sub part S (electrical) Standard number 1910.333 specifically addresses Standards for Work Practices and references the National Fire Prevention Association publication, NFPA 70E.

OSHA 29CFR 1910.335 (a) (1)(i) requires the use of protective equipment when working where a potential electrical hazard exists and 29CFR 1910.132(d)(1) requires that employers assess the workplace for hazards and the need for personal protective equipment. OSHA compliance is required by any plant, building or facility.

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