A Quick Look at OSHA Requirements for a Safe Workstation

OSHA requires, by law that employers provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers and provide employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Below we’ve outlined some of the most important workstation safety requirements outlined by OSHA Standards.

Guarding of Live Parts
1910.303(g)(2)(i) - Except as elsewhere required or permitted by this standard, live parts of electric equipment operating at 50 volts or more shall be guarded against accidental contact by use of approved cabinets or other forms of approved enclosures or by any of the following:
1910.303(g)(2)(i)(B) - By suitable permanent, substantial partitions or screens so arranged so that only qualified persons will have access to the space within reach of the live parts. Any openings in such partitions or screens shall be so sized and located that persons are not likely to come into accidental contact with the live parts or to bring conducting objects into contact with them.

Personal Protective Equipment
29 CFR 1910.132(a) - Provide PPE that is necessary to protect employees from hazards
29 CFR 1910.132(c) - Ensure that the PPE used is safe in design and construction
29 CFR 1910.132(d) - Conduct a hazard assessment and select protective equipment accordingly
29 CFR 1910.132(f) - Provide PPE training to employees

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