Data center safety regulations may face OSHA scrutiny

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may be taking a closer look at how data center operators interpret the electrical safety standard that requires employers to disconnect the power source and lock out electrical supply to a circuit before work can be performed nearby.


Health Facilities Management magazine reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may be taking a closer look at how data center operators interpret electrical safety standard 29 CFR 1910.333 that requires employers to disconnect the power source and lock out electrical supply to a circuit before work can be performed nearby.

The article explains that while critical facilities operators have relied on “exceptions to the rule” to continue working on electrical panels while a system is still operating, OSHA action in recent years indicates the organization is paying closer attention to standard interpretation. 

According to the OSHA Group at the law firm Epstein Becker Green, OSHA has issued citations and warning in recent months.

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January 9, 2013


Topic Area: Industry News , Safety


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