The primary regulatory driver for electrical safety at DOE sites is 10 CFR 851, the DOE Worker Safety and Health Program.
10 CFR 851.23 references the following regulations and standards relevant to electrical safety:
- OSHA 29 CFR 1910, Occupational Safety and Health Standards
- OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
- NFPA 70, National Electric Code (NEC)
- NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
10 CFR 851 Appendix A, section 10 specifically requires implementation of a comprehensive Electrical Safety Program meeting the requirements of 10 CFR 851.23.
At Berkeley Lab, these standards are in turn included in Contract 31, which contractually requires LBNL to follow these standards and roll down requirements to all subcontractors.
Berkeley Lab implements these requirements through the following documents:
- PUB-3851, Worker Health & Safety Plan (pdf)
- PUB-3140, Integrated Environment, Safety & Health Management Plan (pdf)
- PUB-3000, Environment, Health and Safety Manual
Authority Having Jurisdiction
As part of the implementation of the regulatory requirements, DOE has delegated AHJ authority through a chain of delegation letters.