Every year OSHA issues multi-million dollar fines and penalties. OSHA requires employers to implement an electrical safety program that addresses exposure to hazards that exist or likely to exist in the workplace. This safety program must be available to all employees who might be exposed to the hazards.
Being prepared doesn’t require a fixation on OSHA standards. OSHA inspects for “recognized hazards” which also include hazards identified in industry consensus standards like NFPA 70E and the National Electrical Code. Understanding the complex relationships of different regulations can be quite overwhelming.
If there is an electrical incident in the your workplace, not only is there the potential for injury or fatality and levied fines, OSHA will then require a complete Compliance Assessment Analysis.
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