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Regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S documents specific provisions to ensure safe work practices when working with live electrical components. These procedures serve to prevent electric shock and other injuries.
The employer is responsible for keeping a copy of the procedures for working with live electrical systems, along with ensuring the procedures are readily available for review by employees or other authorized personnel. Your procedures should include the following:
For an in-depth look regarding work permits and safety procedures for live electrical work, you can read the full text of OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S here.
You may have heard the saying, “Behind every sign, there’s a story.” Oftentimes, regulations and safety practices evolve from real incidents that occurred on the job. And though some regulations may seem overbearing, remember there’s no such thing as being too careful.
Understanding when you need a work permit and what those permits should entail is crucial to your company’s entire safety program, and not following regulations could incur costs much greater than a fine. When in doubt, it’s never a waste of time to do a little research.
Whether you plan to improve the way you manage work permits or safety compliance, Permit to Work Software can help your team manage, track, and report on all permits and obligations.
You can find the full Work Permits blog series here:
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