Electrical Awareness Safety Program


Electrical Awareness Safety Program

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. Scope
  3. Definitions
  4. Responsibilities
  5. Safe work practices
  6. Inspections
  7. Repairs
  8. Extension cords
  9. Outlets
  10. Multiple outlet boxes
  11. Double insulated tools
  12. Switches, circuit breakers, and disconnects
  13. Ladders & portable ladders
  14. Energized and overhead high voltage power lines & equipment
  15. Confined or enclosed work spaces
  16. Enclosures, breaker panels, and distribution rooms
  17. Lock out/tag out
  18. Contractors
  19. Fire extinguishers
  20. Electric shock-cpr
  21. Electric welders
  22. Equipment grounding
  23. Assured grounding
  24. Ground fault circuit interrupters
  25. Training
  26. Personal protective equipment & safeguards for personnel protection

Electrical Awareness Safety Program

Chapter Section


  • Electrical equipment, tools, and appliances must be inspected prior to each use.
  • The use of a hard fixed GFCI or a portable GFCI adapter shall be used with all portable hand tools, electric extension cords, drop lights and all 110 volt equipment.
  • Faulty equipment, tools, or appliances shall be removed from service immediately and tagged “Out of Service”, dated and signed by the employee applying the tag.


  • Only Qualified Personnel, who have been authorized by the department supervisor or manager, may make repairs to supply cords on electrical tools and to extension cords.
  • The names of employees authorized to make repairs will be posted in the workplace.
  • Only certified electricians shall be allowed to make repairs to electrical equipment and wiring systems.
  • The supervisor obtaining the services of a certified electrician is responsible to verify the electrician’s credentials.
  • Employees shall not enter spaces containing exposed energized parts unless qualified and proper illumination exists to enable employees to work safely.
  • Employees shall not wear conductive apparel such as rings, watches, jewelry, etc. (unless they are rendered non-conductive by covering, wrapping, or other insulating means) while working on or near open energized equipment this includes batteries on trucks, forklifts, phone backup systems or other such equipment.
  • If employees are subject to handle long dimensional conductor objects (ducts or pipes), steps for safe work practices shall be employed to ensure the safety of workers.