Is It Utility Maintenance or Construction Work?

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Is It Utility Maintenance or Construction Work?

Q: Some workers confuse the applicability of 1910.269 vs. 1926 Subpart V.

What is the difference between the two OSHA standards?

A: Both OSHA standards apply to utilities.

 The difference lies in the tasks being done. 1910.269 applies to operation and maintenance tasks. 1926 Subpart V is concerned with construction.

Article in iP Magazine

For a quick and informative read, go to iP Magazine’s article Is It Maintenance or Construction? The author covers the history and correct application of the two OSHA standards. Much work has been done over the years to clarify the standards.  

e-Hazard offers full training on the safety aspects of 1910.269 and OSHA 1926 Subpart V in our utility electrical safety training classes

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Ken Sellars

Ken Sellars is an instructor of electrical safety, NEC, Grounding/Bonding and Arc Flash Safety courses nationwide. Read more about Ken.

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