How to Reduce Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

How to Reduce Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

Who is responsible for providing a workplace that’s free from recognized electrical hazards, and how do they accomplish this goal?

Since it was enacted, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) has required, in part, that employers provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. The full text of that provision may be found in Section 5, Duties, of the OSH Act — specifically, in Section 5(a)(1). Section 5(a)(2) provides an additional employer responsibility, and Section 5(b) addresses employee compliance:

“(a)(1) Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of

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