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NIOSH Testimony on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Proposed Rule on Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment by R. W. Niemeier, May 1, 1989.
NIOSH 1989 May:13 pages
This testimony reported the concerns of NIOSH with regard to the proposed rule of OSHA on electrical protective equipment. The NIOSH Fatal Accident Circumstances and Epidemiology project identified lineman or line mechanic as a high risk occupation. The testimony covers such matters as the rate of injuries and fatalities among line mechanics, the lockout versus tagout procedures, noise exposures, training of workers, medical services and first aid, job briefing, enclosed spaces, calibration of test instruments, ventilation and monitoring, specific ventilation requirements, open flames, ladders, platforms, step bolts, manhole steps, hand and portable power tools, live line tools, working on or near energized poles, line clearance tree trimming, communications facilities, underground electric installations, and working under special conditions.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Electrical-shock; Electrical-workers; Work-practices; Safety-practices; Accident-prevention;
NTIS Accession No.
Infectious Diseases; Disease and Injury;
NIOSH, 13 pages, 12 references
Page last reviewed: September 4, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division