|Chapter 6200 Electrical Safety Program|
Jefferson Lab’s Electrical Safety Program provides guidance for implementing safe electrical work practices and maintaining an electrically safe workplace.Scope
This electrical safety program describes the minimum requirements for a qualifying electrical safety inspection, electrical personal protective equipment, general electrical safety, the electrical code equivalency procedure, and the electrical authority having jurisdiction process.
Jefferson Lab allows only trained personnel to perform electrical work. General safety training requirements are determined by the task assigned and are outlined in Table 1 below. In addition to the training listed below, the employee will have demonstrated proficiency in a work practice before being deemed qualified to perform the task. A qualified person shall be trained and knowledgeable in the construction and operation of equipment or a specific work method and trained to identify and avoid the electrical hazards that might be present with respect to that equipment or work method.
Table 1: Required Electrical Training Courses by Job Classification
T1 Electrical Safety Inspection Procedure
Non-listed electrical equipment is inspected prior to use and/or installation. The process steps and checklist used to perform electrical safety inspections are found in ES&H Manual Chapter 6200 Appendix T1 Electrical Safety Inspection Procedure and Electrical Equipment Safety Inspection Form.
T2 Electrical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection Procedure
Electrical PPE is required for work that exposes individuals to electrical hazards such as shocks and arc flash. There are different levels of electrical PPE available. ES&H Manual Chapter 6200 Appendix T2 Electrical Personal Protective Equipment provides guidance for selecting the appropriate electrical PPE for the work being performed.
T3 General Electrical Safety
ES&H Manual Chapter 6200 Appendix T3 General Electrical Safety provides an overview of general electrical safe work practices to be used by everyone at Jefferson Lab. These practices include: power cords; ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI); wall/blind penetration; portable and vehicle-mounted generators; and portable and vehicle-mounted engine-driven welding machines. It is recognized that increased awareness of these practices helps maintain an electrically safe work environment.
T4 Electrical Hazard Labeling
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T5 Electrical Code Equivalency Procedure
When compliance with electrical codes or standards cannot be satisfied Jefferson Lab allows alternative mitigation to be considered (as long as it provides the same or greater level of protection). ES&H Manual Chapter 6200 Appendix T5 Electrical Code Equivalency Procedure and Electrical Code Equivalency Form provides the process steps for initiating a request, and its review and approval, to ensure an adequate level of safety.
T6 Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction
ES&H Manual Chapter 6200 Appendix T6 Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction (EAHJ) outlines the responsibilities of the Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction (EAHJ) position at Jefferson Lab.
Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Anyone at Jefferson Lab
Qualified Electronic/Electrical Worker
Qualified Electrical Inspector
Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor
Facilities Management Electrical Engineer
Electrical Safety Engineer
Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction
Associate Director, ESH&Q
Chief Operating Officer
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