Electrical Safety


The University’s Electrical Safety Program provides a framework to safeguard employees against the hazards associated with electrical energy while working on or near electrical systems/equipment over 50 volts. The program requirements apply to all work performed by Notre Dame employees including electrical work on laboratory space infrastructure (panels, circuits, connecting to buses, etc.). It does not pertain to electrical work conducted by laboratory personnel for the purpose of research.

Written Program

Electrical Safety Procedure (1 MB, pdf)

Training Requirements

Electrical Safety Awareness Training: Training is required for all personnel that may be exposed to electric current, arcing, grounding, and lack of guarding in equipment and/or systems exceeding 50 volts. The online course, RMS Electrical Safety Training is available in complyND.

Qualified Person Training: Personnel that are required to perform work on electrical devices and systems, to include testing and troubleshooting, shall be trained to identify the hazards and reduce the risk associated with electrical work including safety related work practices, procedures and requirements that pertain to their respective work assignments. Contact RMS to assist in scheduling.



Campus Electrically Classified Locations (12 kb, pdf)

NFPA 70E Table 130.4(D)(a) - Alternating Current (ac) Shock Protection Boundaries (138 kb, pdf)

NFPA 70E Table 130.4(D)(b) – Direct Current (dc) Shock Protection Boundaries (138 kb, pdf)

NFPA 70E Table 130.7(C)(15)(a) – Arc Flash PPE Categories for ac systems (169 kb, pdf)

NFPA 70E Table 130.7(C)(15)(b) - Arc Flash PPE Categories for dc systems (187 kb, pdf)

NFPA 70E Table 130.7(C)(15)(c) – Personal Protective Equipment (270 kb, pdf)

NFPA Table 130.5(G) – Selection of Arc-Rated Clothing & Other PPE When Incident Energy Analysis Method is Used (147 kb, pdf)


Regulatory Requirements

29 CFR 1910 Subpart S (Electrical)