New OSHA eTool reviews electric power industry hazards

In January, OSHA debuted a new eTool for employers and qualified workers in the electric power industry. Potential hazards in that field include arc flash, electric shock, falls and thermal burn hazards. The eTool provides a detailed review of parts of OSHA’s electric power generation transmission and distribution standard 29 CFR 1910.269, and information for employers on developing hazard prevention and control methods.  

For more information and other interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics from OSHA go to OSHA eTools and Electronic Products for Compliance Assistance and review the list of selected eTools available as downloadable files for off-line use. 

You may also find that the OSHA Safety and Health Topics website has assembled a wide variety of information on more than 160 topics to provide users relevant reference materials including standards, directives, training materials, etc.