Documents

Controlling Electrical Hazards.pdf

Description
Description:
Categories
Published
of 71
All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you.
Share
Transcript
  This booklet provides a generic overview of astandards-related topic. This publication does not alter ordetermine compliance responsibilities, which are describedin the OSHA standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act  . Because interpretations and enforcementpolicy may change over time, the best sources for additionalguidance on OSHA compliance requirements are currentadministrative interpretations and decisions by theOccupational Safety and Health Review Commission andthe courts. This publication is in the public domain andmay be reproduced fully or partially without permission.Source credit is requested but not required.OSHA will make this information available to sensoryimpaired individuals upon request. Call (202) 693–1999.The teletypewriter (TTY) number is (877) 889–5627.U.S. Department of LaborElaine L. Chao, SecretaryOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationJohn L. Henshaw, Assistant Secretary OSHA 30752002 (Revised)  i Contents Introduction.............................................................. 1Why should you be concerned aboutelectrical hazards?...........................................................2What OSHA standards address electrical safety?..............3How do OSHA’s standards minimizeelectrical hazards?...........................................................4 Electricity: The Basics.............................................. 5What affects the flow of electricity?.............................5How does water affect the flow of electricity?...............5What causes shocks?.................................................5What effect do shocks have on the body?....................6What kind of burns can a shock cause?.......................8Why do people sometimes “freeze” whenthey are shocked?......................................................8What should you do if someone “freezes”to a live electrical contact?..........................................9How can you tell if a shock is serious?.........................9What is the danger of static electricity?......................10 Protection Against Electrical Hazards..................... 11What is the best way to protect yourselfagainst electrical hazards?........................................11What protection does insulation provide?..................11How do you identify different types of insulation?.......11What is guarding and what protectiondoes it offer?...........................................................12What is grounding and what protectiondoes it offer?...........................................................13  ii What are circuit protection devices andhow do they work?...................................................14What work practices help protect youagainst electrical hazards?........................................15How can you protect yourself againstmetal parts that become energized?..........................15How can you prevent an accidental orunexpected equipment startup?................................16How can you protect yourself fromoverhead power lines?.............................................17What protection does personal equipment offer?.......18What role do tools play?...........................................18What special training do employees need?................18What’s the value of a safety and health programin controlling electrical hazards?................................19 How Can OSHA Help Me?...................................... 20How does safety and health program managementassistance help employers and employees?...............20What are state plans?..............................................21How can consultation assistance help employers?.......21Who can get consultation assistanceand what does it cost?..............................................22Can OSHA assure privacy to an employerwho asks for consultation assistance?........................22Can an employer be cited for violationsafter receiving consultation assistance?......................22Does OSHA provide any incentives forseeking consultation assistance?................................23What is the Voluntary Protection Program?................23

009.pdf

Sep 22, 2019
We Need Your Support
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our free products and services. We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. To the running of this website, we need your help to support us.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

No, Thanks
SAVE OUR EARTH

We need your sign to support Project to invent "SMART AND CONTROLLABLE REFLECTIVE BALLOONS" to cover the Sun and Save Our Earth.

More details...

Sign Now!

We are very appreciated for your Prompt Action!

x