OSHA Subparts R&V

For those employees that perform operations or maintenance work or who have access to electric power generation, transmission, or distribution installations.
The standard covers the following types of operations and personnel:  inspection, switching-connection and disconnection, maintenance of lines and equipment, testing and fault locating, streetlight relamping, high voltage electricians, substation mechanics, line foremen, system operators, tree trimmers, and apprentice, linemen, and senior linemen.
State and local government and “co-op” owned power generation, transmission, and distribution installations with OSHA approved plans must comply and all others should due to the fact that a safe work practice exists. 
OSHA requires employees covered by the standard to be trained in the safety-related work practices, safety procedures, and other personnel safety requirements in 29 CFR 1910.269 (also referred to as Subpart R).
This standard covers all electric power generation, transmission, and/or distribution installations, whether owned by a utility or not.  Unlike the requirements in General Industry Electrical Safety Related Work Practices (Subpart S), workers covered by this standard are not only required to be qualified workers but they must also be certified workers.  This intensive two-day course meets the training requirement on the OSHA-mandated standard and can be used as part of your certification process.
Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the boundaries for the Subpart R and Subpart S OSHA electrical safety standards.
  • Explain the training and certification requirements of this standard.
  • Explain the medical services and first aid requirements of this standard.
  • State the five minimum characteristics of a pre-job briefing.
  • Identify the required characteristics of a hazardous energy control program
  • Demonstrate the "care and feeding" rules for personal protective equipment
  • Determine working space requirements for energized equipment
  • Demonstrate the order for application and removal of protective grounding devices 


  • Introduction
    • Pretest
    • Schedule
  • The Nature of Electricity
    • Volts, Ohms, and Amps
    • Hazards of Electricity
      • Shock
      • Arc
      • Blast
  • The Scope of Subpart R
    • OSHA four electrical standards
    • Where in your facility does Subpart R apply
    • Where in your facility does Subpart R not apply
  • Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269)
    • Training Requirements
    • Medical services and first aid requirements
    • Minimum pre-job briefing requirements
    • Hazardous energy control
    • Enclosed spaces
    • Excavations (References to Subpart P of Part 1926)
    • Safeguards for personnel protection
      • Subpart I - Personal protective equipment
      • Use of protective equipment
    • Ladders, platforms, etc.
      • Use of Equipment
        • Hand and portable power tools
          • Extension Cords
          • Cord and Plug Connected Equipment
          • Use of GFCIs
        • Live-line tools
      • Materials handling and storage
        • References to Subpart N
        • Working space requirements
      • Working on or near energized parts
      • Deenergizing lines and equipment
      • Protective grounding
      • Safe work practices for high-voltage and high-power testing performed in various locations
      • Mechanical equipment
      • Overhead lines
      • Tree trimming operations
      • Communications facilities
      • Underground electrical installations
      • Substations
      • Power generation
      • Special conditions
  • Conclusion
    • Post Test
    • Completion of Course Evaluation 

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