Summary Statement

Checklist provided by the California State Compensation Insurance Fund to help contractors make sure their electrians and other craft workers are aware of Cal/OSHA’s Electrical Safety Orders, etc. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' button to access the other items.

HAZARD satisfactory Needs
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Are your workplace electricians familiar with the Cal/OSHA Electrical Safety Orders?        
Do you specify compliance with Cal/OSHA for all contract electrical work?        
Are all employees required to report as soon as practicable any obvious hazard to life or property observed in connection with electrical equipment or lines?        
Are all employees instructed to make preliminary inspections and/or appropriate tests to determine what conditions exist before starting work on electrical equipment or lines?        
What electrical equipment or lines are to be serviced, maintained or adjusted, are necessary switches opened, locked-out and tagged whenever possible?        
Are portable electrical tools and equipment grounded or of the double insulated type?        
Are electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, polishers, vending machines, etc., grounded?        
Do extension cords being used have a grounding conductor?        
Are multiple plug adaptors prohibited?        
Are ground-fault circuit interrupters installed on each temporary 15 or 20 ampere, 120 volt AC circuit at construction, demolition, modification, alteration or excavation sites?        
Do suitable disconnecting switches or plug connectors at the junction with permanent wiring protect all temporary circuits?        
Are all electrical raceways and enclosures securely fastened in place?        
Is exposed wiring and cords with frayed or deteriorated insulation repaired or replaced promptly?        
Are flexible cords and cables free of splices or taps?        
Are clamps or other securing means provided on flexible cords or cables at plugs, receptacles, tools, equipment, etc., and is the cord jacket securely held in place?        
Are all cord, cable and raceway connections intact and secure?        
Is the location of electrical power lines and cables (overhead, underground, under floor, other side of walls, etc.) determined before digging, drilling or similar work is begun?        
Are metal tapes, ropes, etc., with metallic thread woven into the fabric prohibited where they could come in contact with energized parts of equipment or circuit conductors?        
Are all disconnecting switches and circuit breakers labeled to indicate their use or equipment served?        
Are disconnecting means always opened before fuses are replaced?        
Do all interior wiring systems include provisions for grounding metal parts of electrical raceways, equipment and enclosures?        
Are all energized parts of electrical circuits and equipment guarded against accidental contact by approved cabinets or enclosures?        
Is sufficient access and working space provided and maintained around all electrical equipment to permit ready and safe operations and maintenance?        
Are all unused openings (including conduit knockouts) in electrical enclosures and fittings closed with appropriate covers, plugs or plates?        
Are electrical enclosures such as switches, receptacles, junction boxes, etc., provided with tight-fitting covers or plates?        
Is low voltage protection provided in the control device of motor driven machines or equipment, which could cause injury from accidental starting?        
Is each motor disconnecting switch or circuit breaker located within sight of the motor control device?        
Are employees prohibited from working alone on energized lines or equipment over 600 volts?        
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