EWT - Working On or Near Exposed, Energized Parts

Learning objectives

  • Work safely around energized equipment (including: prudent assumptions, voltage testing, guarding against contact, PPE, and crew sizing).
  • Maintain a safe and compliant workspace, with appropriate insulating devices.
  • Intelligently apply OSHA-mandated MADs (minimum approach distances) to minimize shock and contact risks.
  • Ensure OSHA-mandated inspections of work practices and sites, complying with mandated intervals and scope.

Course overview

The lesson covers: Prudently assuming all electrical lines/equipment to be energized, unless verified de-energized; qualifications for working near equipment energized at 50+ volts; safe work and testing practices, including mandated PPE (personal protective equipment); circumstances that require a two-person (or larger) crew; exceptions that allow working alone; ensuring a safe work space, compliant with the OSHA standard; calculating and maintaining minimum approach distances (MADs); and inspection requirements.
  • 20 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Working Safely Around Energized Equipment
  • Safe and Compliant Work Areas
  • Minimum Approach Distances
  • Inspections
  • 29 CFR, 1910.269 Subpart R:, Special Industries: 1910.269, Section (l): Working on or Near Exposed Energized Parts
  • 29 CFR 1910.269 Appendix B: Working on Exposed Energized Parts
  • 29 CFR 1910.269 Appendix C: Protection From Hazardous Differences in Electric Potential
  • 29 CFR 1910.269 Appendix E: Protection From Flames and Electric Arcs
  • 29 CFR, Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment: 1910.137, Electrical Protective Equipment
  • 29 CFR, Subpart V, Electric Power Transmission and Distribution: 1926.960: Working on or Near Exposed Energized Parts
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