STANDARD ON ELECTRIC UTILITY WORKPLACE ELECTRICAL SAFETY FOR GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, AND DISTRIBUTION
|Publication Date:||20 October 2020|
|ICS Code (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene):||13.100|
|ICS Code (Protection against electric shock. Live working):||13.260|
This Standard applies to the construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of electric utility systems that are used to generate, transform, transmit, distribute or deliver electrical power or energy to consumer services or their equivalent, including:
A Equipment located in easements, rights of way, or in other recognized agreements;
B Equipment located on property owned or leased by the electric utility for the purpose of communication, metering and control of electrical power or energy;
C Service drops or laterals, associated metering, and street lighting under the exclusive control of electric utilities;
D Facilities used to generate electrical power or energy for electric utility systems; and
E Voltage levels up to 800 kV a.c. line-to-line (L-L) and 600 kV d.c.
The purpose of this Standard is to provide safety performance requirements for electric utilities, workers and employers involved in work on or near electric generation, transmission and distribution systems.
If a difference of interpretation arises with respect to the application of this Standard, the decision of the employer or the employer's representative shall be final. This decision shall not result in any worker performing work in a manner that is hazardous to the worker, fellow workers or the public.