Electrical Safety Program Assessment

What is an electrical safety program assessment?

Keeping your employees safe involves a thorough assessment of your facility and its hazards and potential hazards. The purpose of an assessment is to determine how much danger is present and what personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to protect your workers.

Assessments are especially important in electrical safety hazards due to the dangers of arc flash. An arc flash is an explosion of electrical energy that can cause substantial damage, injury and death.

An electrical safety program assessment provides a baseline for how your electrical safety program meets the NFPA 70E and OSHA standards. Assessing the hazards associated should be completed by someone with extensive education, expertise in the standards and experience in the industry.

Why should I choose Salisbury Assessment Solutions (SAS) for my electrical safety program assessment?

An electrical safety program assessment provides the baseline on what your electrical safety program needs to meet the NFPA 70E, ASTM F18 standards and OSHA regulations. Results of the assessment allow you to create goals for the future state or development of your program. SAS will guide you to those goals by providing numerous additional services and being with you every step of the way. SAS can offer all the tools you need to achieve the defined goals of your electrical safety program.

Salisbury’s Electrical Safety Program Assessment is a thorough data collection process that allows us to understand your site, its equipment and specific needs. After the data collection, Salisbury will provide a gap analysis. The gap analysis will allow us to offer a complete site assessment that explains potential hazards and recommendations for improving your program.

From understanding to compliance, SAS will assist you every step of the way. Assessments are especially important in electrical environments due to the risk of arc flash. A hazard assessment and the use of appropriate PPE is a requirement by OSHA.

Assessments are required

A hazard assessment and PPE selection is a requirement by OSHA.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132(d)
(1) The employer shall assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Avoid OSHA fines and citations

OSHA takes electrical safety seriously with nearly 100 standards that are deemed necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their workplaces. Citations in the Electrical-General Requirements category (Standard 1910.303) ranks in OSHA's top 10 most cited violations according to the National Safety Council. OSHA publishes a top 10 most violated standards list every year and 3 of the top 10 violations are electrical.

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