There are many standards involved when dealing with electrical safety in the workplace. NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 both help to lay the groundwork for companies to create electrical safety programs that protect the welfare and safety of their workers. While these standards are a great reference for companies to review, they can not cover all situations or environments. In Article 90 of the NFPA 70E standards certain industries are excluded and are listed below.
- Installations in ships, watercraft other than floating buildings, railway rolling stock, aircraft, or automotive vehicles other than mobile homes and recreational vehicles.
- Installations of railways for generation, transformation, transmission, or distribution of power used exclusively for operation of rolling stock or installations used exclusively for signaling and communications purposes.
- Installations of communications equipment under the exclusive control of communications utilities located outdoors or in building spaces used exclusively for such installations.
- Installations under the exclusive control of an electric utility.
- I. Clothing
- Employees shall wear clothing suitable for the assigned task and the work environment.
- When employees will be exposed to an electric arc, clothing or clothing system shall be worn in accordance with Rule 410A3.
- When working in the vicinity of energized lines or equipment, employee should avoid wearing exposed metal articles.