OSHA seeking input on electrical standards

Agency considers rules to prevent electrocution

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reviewing electrical standards for the construction industry to make sure proper safeguards are in place as electrical wiring is being installed and maintained.

The agency recently issued an information collection request so it can review safety procedures across the industry. It says the goal is to alert workers to potential electrical hazards.

"The standards address safety procedures for installation and maintenance of electric utilization equipment that prevent death and serious injuries among construction and general industry workers in the workplace caused by electrical hazards," the agency wrote in the Federal Register.

The public has 60 days to comment.


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