Electrical Safety

Contracted personnel performing electrical work must be licensed as required per the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs. Electrical work shall be conducted in accordance with NFPA 70E.

All power lines must be located before digging. In work areas where the exact location of underground power lines cannot be determined, contractor must ensure that employees using hand-digging tools (jack-hammers, bars, etc.) wear necessary protective apparel. An assured equipment grounding conductor program must be in place for electrical equipment and installations used to provide electric power and light at a job site. One or more competent persons must be designated to implement the program, and MAKE AVAILABLE UPON UNIVERSITY REQUEST A COPY OF YOUR WRITTEN PROGRAM AND RECORDS OF TESTS required by the standard.

Use lockout/tagout procedures as necessary for equipment and machinery prior to servicing.

Cable and power supply cords shall not be run across aisles or corridors, creating a tripping hazard. Cords shall be hung overhead where possible to reduce traffic cutting or fraying the cords.


29 CFR 1910.269; 29 CFR 1926, Subpart K; NFPA 70E