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Note: Since all reference materials are periodically revised, the attached references may include dated editions. Refer to the most current edition of each document when using the reference.

American National Standards Institute
ANSI C50.13-1989, Rotating Electrical Machinery.
ANSI Z41-1991, Personal Protection-Protective Footwear.
ANSI Z87.1-1979, Practice for Protection Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.
ANSI Z89.1-1986, Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers-Requirements.
ANSI/LIA Z136.1-1993, Safe Use of Lasers.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 1984.
ASME A17.2.1, Inspectors Manual for Electric Elevators, 1993.
ASME A17.2.2, Inspectors Manual for Hydraulic Elevators, 1994.
ASME A17.2.3, Inspectors Manual for Escalators and Moving Walks, 1994.
ASME A17.3, Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, 1986.
ASME B30.2, Overhead and Gantry Cranes, 2001.
ASME B30.11, Monorail Systems and Underhung Cranes, 1998.
ASME B30.16, Overhead Hoists (Underhung), 1998.

American Society for Testing and Materials
ANSI/ASTM D120-1987, Specifications for Rubber Insulating Gloves.
ASTM D178-1988, Specifications for Rubber Insulating Matting.
ASTM D1048-99, Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Blankets.
ASTM D1049-98, Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Covers.
ASTM D1050-99, Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Line Hoses.
ASTM D1051-02, Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Sleeves.
ASTM F478-02, Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Line Hose and Covers.


ASTM F496-02a, Standard Specification for the In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves.
ASTM F696-02, Standard Specification for Leather Protectors for Rubber Insulating Gloves and Mittens.
ASTM F711-02, Standard Specification for Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Rod and Tube Used in Live Line Tools.
ASTM F855-03, Standard Specification for Temporary Protective Grounds to be Used on Deenergized Electric Power Lines and Equipment.
ASTM F887-04, Standard Specification for Personal Climbing Equipment.
ASTM F1116-03, Standard Test Method for Determining Dielectric Strength of Overshoe Footwear.
ASTM F1117-03, Standard Specification for Dielectric Overshoe Footwear.
ASTM F1505-01, Standard Specification for Insulated and Insulating Hand Tools.
ASTM F1506-02ae1, Standard Performance Specification for Flame Retardant Textile Materials for Wearing Apparel for Use by Electrical Workers Exposed to Momentary
Electric Arc and Related Thermal Hazards

ASTM F1742-03, Standard Specification for PVC Insulating Sheeting.
ASTM PS-57, Test Method for Determining the Ignitibility of Clothing by the Electrical Arc Exposure Method Using a Mannequin.
ASTM PS-58, Test Method for Determining the Arc Thermal Performance (Value) of Textile Materials for Clothing by Electric Arc Exposure Method Using Instrumented Sensor Panels.

Crane Manufacturers Association of America
CMAA-70, Specifications for Top Running Bridge and Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes.
CMAA-74, Specifications for Top Running and Under Running Single Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes.
CMAA Crane Operators' Manual.
CMAA Overhead Crane Inspection and Maintenance Checklist.

Department of Energy Orders, Manuals, and Guides
O 433.1, Maintenance Management Program for DOE Nuclear Facilities, 2001.
O 4330.4B, Maintenance Management Program, 1994 (Archived).
O 440.1A, Worker Protection Management for DOE Federal and Contractor Employees, 1998.


M 440.1-1, DOE Explosives Safety Manual, 1995.

Department of Defense Standards
DOD 6055.9-STD, DoD Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards, Department of Defense, 1986.
DOD FIPS-PUB-94, Guidelines on Electrical Power for ADP Installations.
DOD MIL-HDBK-419A (Volumes 1 and 2), Grounding, Bonding, and Shielding for Electronic Equipment and Facilities (Basic Theory, Applications).

Department of Labor-OSHA
29 CFR 1910, Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction.
30 CFR 57, Safety and Health Standards-Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines.
30 CFR 75, Mandatory Safety Standards-Underground Coal Mines.
30 CFR 77, Mandatory Safety Standards, Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IEEE 80-2000, Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding, 1986.
IEEE 141-1993, IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants, (IEEE Red Book).
IEEE 142-1991, IEEE Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, (IEEE Green Book).
IEEE 484-1996, IEEE Recommended Practice for Installation Design and Installation of Vented Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications.
IEEE 450-1995, IEEE Recommended Practice for Maintenance, Testing, and Replacement of Vented Large Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications.
IEEE 516-2003, IEEE Guide for Maintenance Methods on Energized Power-Lines.
IEEE 524-2003, IEEE Guide to the Installation of Overhead Transmission Line Conductors.
IEEE 524A-1998, IEEE Guide to Grounding During the Installation of Overhead Transmission Line Conductors.
IEEE 978-1984, IEEE Guides for In-Service Maintenance and Electrical Testing of Live-Line Tools.
IEEE 1048-2003, IEEE Guide for Protective Grounding of Power Lines.


IEEE 1100-1999, IEEE Recommended Practice for Powering and Grounding Electronic Equipment.
IEEE/ANSI C-2, National Electrical Safety Code, 2002.
IEEE C62.11-1987, IEEE Standard for Metal-Oxide Surge Arrestors for AC Power Circuits.
IEEE/ANSI C95.1 (1999) Standard for Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3KHz to 3000GHz.

Instrument Society of America
ANSI/ISA RP12.06.01-2003, Wiring Practices for Hazardous (Classified) Locations, Instrumentation Part 1: Intrinsic Safety.
ANSI/ISA - S82.01 - 1994, Safety Standard for Electrical and Electronic Test, Measuring, Controlling, and Related Equipment - General Requirements.
ANSI/ISA - S82.02 - 1988, Safety Standard for Electrical and Electronic Test, Measuring, Controlling, and Related Equipment: Electrical and Electronic Test and Measuring Equipment, (Partial Revision and Redesignation of ANSI C39.5-1974).
ANSI/ISA - S82.03 - 1988, Safety Standard for Electrical and Electronic Test, Measuring, Controlling, and Related Equipment: Electrical and Electronic Process Measurement and Control Equipment, (Partial Revision and Redesignation of ANSI C39.5-1974).

National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA 250-1997, Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volt Maximum).
NEMA 280, Application Guide for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, 1990.
NEMA MG1, Motors and Generators, 2003.
NEMA PB2.2, Application Guide for Ground Fault Protection Devices for Equipment, 2004.

National Fire Protection Association
NFPA Handbook, Electrical Installations in Hazardous Locations, by P. J. Schram and M. W. Earley, 2003.
NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2002.
NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, 2002.
NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2004.
NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2002.
NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity, 2000.
NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 1997.


NFPA 325, Fire Hazard Properties of Flammable Liquids, Gases, and Volatile Solids, 1994.
NFPA 496, Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, 2003.
NFPA 497M, Classification of Gases, Vapors, and Dusts for Electrical Equipment in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, 1991.
NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lighting Protection Systems, 1997.

Underwriters Laboratory
UL 45, UL Standard for Safety for Portable Electric Tools, 1999.
UL 508, UL Standard for Safety for Industrial Control Equipment, 2003.
UL 698, UL Standard for Safety for Industrial Control Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, 1999.
UL 877, UL Standard for Safety for Circuit Breakers and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, 1999.
UL 886, UL Standard for Safety for Outlet Boxes and Fittings for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, 1999.
UL 894, UL Standard for Safety for Switches for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, 1999.
UL 913, Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and II, Division I, Hazardous (Classified) Locations, 2004.
UL 1244, Electrical and Electronic Measuring and Testing Equipment, 2000. UL, Hazardous Location Equipment Directory, 2004.

Other Reference Materials
Cooper Crouse Hinds (CCH Digests)
EIA/TIA-607-1994, Commercial Building Grounding/Bonding Requirements.
IEC (6)1010-1, Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use, 1999.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Soares Book on Grounding.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, Third Edition, 2002.
Uniform Building Code Chapter 51, 1997
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard, Handicapped Wheelchair Lifts


Contents | Introduction | General Requirements | Electrical Preventative Maintenance | Grounding | Special Occupancies
Requirements for Specific Equipment | Work in Excess of 600 Volts | Temporary Wiring | Enclosed Electrical / Electronic Equipment
Research & Development | Electrical Safety During Excavations | References |
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