Electrical Safety

Kennesaw State University (KSU) fully recognizes the hazards and the severity of unsafe electrical work practices and non-compliant wiring methods; therefore, KSU is committed to fostering the safest and electrical code compliant environment as possible. Electrical energy can be very non-forgiving, thus only trained “Qualified Persons” are authorized to install, service, and make repairs to electrical systems. KSU's Electrical Safety Related Work Practices are consistent with those listed in the OSHA 29 CFR 1910, the National Electric Code (NFPA 70), and the Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E). KSU requires that all “Qualified Persons” be not only trained IAW NFPA 70E, but also equipped with the properly rated Personal Protection Equipment, and safe electrical tools. Working on energized electrical conductors and/or circuit parts rated at 50 volts or higher is strictly prohibited unless written permission has been granted by an approved Energized Electrical Work Permit.