EHS 118: Electrical Safe Work Practices
To protect all ASU employees from potential hazards associated with working on and with electricity at or above 50 volts relative to ground in any work environment and to meet applicable federal, state, and local regulations
29 Code of Federal Regulations § 1910, 147; 1910, Subpart S
Arizona State University Electrical Safety Program
Arizona State University Lockout/Tagout Plan
Each ASU employee, including faculty, staff, researchers, and part-time employees, who may come in contact with or work on exposed bare or covered conductors of electrical circuits and equipment while performing their duties or research at all ASU locations.
For the purposes of this procedure the following definitions apply:
Note 1: Whether an employee is considered to be a “qualified person” will depend upon various circumstances in the workplace. It is possible and, in fact, likely for an individual to be considered “qualified” with regard to certain equipment in the workplace, but “unqualified” as to other equipment. (See CFR 1910.332(b)(3) for training requirements that apply specifically to qualified persons.)
Note 2: An employee who is undergoing on-the-job training and who, in the course of such training, has demonstrated an ability to perform duties safely at his or her level of training and who is under the direct supervision of a qualified person is considered to be a qualified person for the performance of those duties.
The primary method for safeguarding employees from energized electrical circuits or components at all ASU locations will be to de-energize the power source or sources and to lock and tagout the power source to prevent inadvertent energizing of the circuit. If electrical power is needed to perform diagnostic or other work activities, then only experienced and trained personnel will perform such activities and will follow the procedures outlined in the ASU Electrical Safety Program.
ASU employees including faculty, staff, researchers, and part-time employees are responsible for the safety and health of their employees and co-workers and must adhere to the requirements of this program. Each chair/dean/director or designee is responsible for identifying personnel working on electrical systems and complying with all training and safety measures identified by the ASU Electrical Safety Program and this policy.
The ASU EH&S Department is responsible for compliance with this program by providing policies, programs, and guidelines designed to ensure that safe work practices are developed, employed, and revised as necessary.
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