From:Mike Rogovein(email@example.com )
Date:Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:17:10
29CFR1910.335 states "employees ... shall be provided with ... electrical protective equipment ..."
Has anyone received an interpretation as to whether this includes personal hand tools such as insulated screwdrivers and pliers? It is clear that insulated tools need to be used. The question we are facing is whether we must provide them for the employees.
We have an 'electrician' classification for people who do trouble shooting and installation of our equipment. Is it reasonable and appropriate under OSHA to consider such insulated tools as "tools of the trade" and expect our electricians to have them?