According to Deputy Director Patrick Kapust of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, “…many of the deficiencies we find involve training”.
E-Hazard’s electrical safety training classes cover these issues and more. Our material covers safe electrical work practices on low voltage equipment (600V or less), high voltage equipment (601 – 230KV) and utility work (arc flash safety). Most of the class content comes from OSHA and NFPA 70E – 2018®. Our classes include best practices involving work around overhead power lines, while using mobile equipment, on batteries, and other areas containing electrical equipment.
An additional resource for employers is our Safety Cycle™ , a six-part management model that covers an Electrical Safety Program, Risk Assessment, Training, Auditing, Electrical Maintenance, and Incident Investigation. Within each part is a four-step process: Envision (development), Execute, Evaluate, and Evolve (revision or update). Each process details what should be done in order to develop and maintain an electrical safety program at your company.
OSHA’s Top Ten list is based on the most frequently cited standards from OSHA-inspected work site inspections. The Top Ten violations are usually the same year after year, with only the order on the list changing. This year, however, there is a new kid on the block: Fall Protection – Training Requirements. The violation that was bumped off the Top Ten list is Electrical – General Requirements.
Here is the final 2017 Top Ten list (fiscal year Oct. 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2017):
There are two on the list that specifically refer to electrical hazards: lockout/tagout and electrical – wiring methods. However, that does not mean that electricity doesn’t play a part in some of the other issues, such as scaffolding, ladders, machine guarding and even fall protection.
Four e-Hazard videos focus on topics that will help train workers to perform their tasks safely:
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