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Department of Energy Electrical Safety




The following are links to DOE documents relevant to electrical safety.

Worker Safety and Health Program for DOE Federal and Contractor Employees

  • The primary regulatory driver for electrical safety at DOE sites is 10 CFR 851, the DOE Worker Safety and Health Program.

10 CFR 851

  • DOE G 440.1-1B was developed to assist the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) Federal and contractor employees in effectively developing, managing, and implementing a worker safety and health program.

DOE G 440.1-1B

Electrical Safety Handbook

  • The guidance contained in this Handbook for Electrical Safety is based on well-developed industrial practices, mandatory rules, or nationally-recognized consensus codes or standards. The guidelines are written to be flexible, so that they encompass the range from large, permanent DOE test or production facilities to small research or testing facilities. These guidelines form a compendium of good practices and describe key elements of programs that support electrical safety at DOE facilities.

DOE HDBK-1092-2013

Occurrence Reporting and Processing System

  • The Department of Energy’s Occurrence Reporting Program provides timely notification to the DOE complex of events that could adversely affect: public or DOE worker health and safety, the environment, national security, DOE’s safeguards and security interests, functioning of DOE facilities, or the Department’s reputation.

DOE O 232.2, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information

  • DOE O 232.2, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information, requires the investigation and analysis of occurrences. Pursuant to DOE O 232.2, causal analyses of occurrences and near misses must go beneath the surface to identify how the underlying sources of operational vulnerability combined to produce unintended or undesired results.

E-STD-1197-2011, Occurrence Reporting Causal Analysis