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Safety Standards Video Series

Electric Power Safety Standards Simplified

Why you need robust safety standards and how to apply them

Electric power organizations have high risk work activities that require robust safety standards. Electric power regulatory and consensus standards play an important role in the design and application of robust safety standards within your organization. Sometimes these standards are hard to read and interpret so they may not be used to their full value. This video series will identify types of electric power standards and give best methods on how to use them to develop and apply the standards.

  • Explain the role of electric power standards within your organization
  • Describe differences between regulatory, consensus and industry best practices
  • Identity applicable electric power safety standards
  • Use electric power safety standards to develop robust value-driven safety standards

Session 1 – Types of Safety Standards

In this first session, we will review the types of Safety Standards.

These standards include:

  • Regulatory Law
  • Consensus
  • Industry Best Practices

Session 2 – Why Do I Need Electric Power Safety Standards?

Examine the gap between danger and safety

In this session, we will begin to understand the importance of Electric Power Safety Standards. The gap between danger and safety will be examined, along with the relationship between hazards and threats, expectations and best practices, and current practices.

Session 3 – OSHA Electric Power Standards

Explore the standards that apply to the electric power industry  

In this session, we explore the two OSHA Electric Power Safety Standards applicable to the electric power industry. They are:

  • OSHA General Industry 1910.269 – for generation, transmission and distribution standards
  • OSHA Construction – Subpart V – for transmission and distribution standards