Does a Host Employer have any responsibility for subcontractors performing non-electrical work inside restricted work areas?


The answer is Yes!

Host Employers have the responsibility to develop and implement appropriate procedures to ensure required information is communicated effectively to subcontractors so they can comply with the OSHA Electric Power standards and pass the information on to employees for their safety. The required information would include voltages, MAD distances, arc flash hazards and many others inside the restricted work areas. 

Ultimately, the Host Employer may establish centralized procedures that subcontractor employers and contract employees would use to obtain, or share, required information.

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