CURRENT COVER™2024-01-18T19:03:19+00:00

The Outlet Cover Safety Solution for a Common Electrical Hazard

The Current Cover™

Patented #D912629

The Current Cover™ is a temporary safety adhesive outlet cover that secures firmly to the receptacle tabs that allows construction workers to work safely around energized outlets, switches, and other electrical fixtures

The Problem:

During construction various trades remove plastic receptacles and switch covers to complete painting, wall covering, and related finish work.

These uncovered receptacles expose workers to electrical hazards and are a direct violation of 1926.405(j)(1)(i).

Electrical hazards are one of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards. Exposed workers can experience serious injuries and even death and Contractors can face maximum fines up to $161,323 per violation.

Electrocution is also one of OSHA’s Focus Four hazards also known as the “Fatal Four”.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Fatal Four were responsible for approximately 60 percent of all fatalities in the construction industry.

The Solution:

  • The Current Cover™ is a temporary adhesive outlet safety cover that secures firmly to the receptacle tabs that allows construction workers to work safely around energized outlets, switches, and other electrical fixtures
  • Custom-fit allows for final finish work while keeping workers safe and OSHA compliant
  • Reduces worker exposure to shock hazards of exposed receptacles
  • Reduces potential OSHA fines
  • Available in all configurations

What Our Clients Say

“We are currently working on a $34 million senior living facility called Cadence Olney, and ordered two sample packs of your Current Covers as a way to improve safety and efficiency in the field during construction.  The Current Covers work perfectly, are quick and easy to install and provide the safety measures we required on our jobsites.  We have been so pleased with how well these work, that we have placed another, larger order and will be recommending them to other field teams within Harkins.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Current Cover™

Where can I buy Current Covers™?2021-03-23T19:30:59+00:00

Current Covers are available exclusively from Hilmerson Safety®. You can purchase directly from us online at or call us at 952-224-9390 for help placing your order.

We would like to use the Current Cover™ to protect our entire job site! What combinations and configurations are available?2018-03-30T16:20:06+00:00

We are currently working with our manufacturer to expand our product line to include common double and triple gang configurations. Please call us to discuss your project specific needs!

How does the Current Cover™ attach to fixtures?2021-03-23T19:31:47+00:00

Current Covers have two VHB (Very High Bond) 3M adhesive strips that adhere to the common metal receptacle tabs found on all common electrical fixtures. This allows quick and easy tool free application and removal, which means rapid installation, improved efficiency, and safety.

The Current Cover™ fits perfectly under the permanent cover plates… can I just leave it on permanently?2020-01-24T15:36:09+00:00

No. Since the Current Cover™ is designed as a temporary cover, it must be removed prior to installing the final cover.

Can I reuse Current Covers™?2020-01-24T15:37:16+00:00

No. Current Covers™ are designed for temporary single use to ensure you always have a strong adhesive bond and remain protected. Reuse is not recommended.

Has OSHA approved the Current Cover™?2020-10-02T16:11:10+00:00

In speaking with several OSHA Compliance Officers, the Current Cover™ meets the intent of the OSHA does not approve or endorse any products, but because electrical hazards are one of OSHA’s most frequently cited violations we worked hard to ensure the Current Cover mitigates the electrical hazards identified in 1926.405 (j)(1)(i) and related letters of interpretation.

Can’t I just use electrical tape to wrap the conductive metal parts?2020-10-02T16:13:34+00:00

No. We have seen a lot of creative attempts to mitigate this hazard in the field… but an OSHA letter of interpretation (question 4) specifically identifies this method of applying electrical tape as insufficient. It is also expensive and time consuming.

Is the Current Cover™ UL approved?2020-01-24T15:38:38+00:00

UL testing and listing is not required. The Current Cover™ is designed for temporary use only.

When should the Current Cover™ be installed?2020-01-24T15:38:59+00:00

Current Covers™ should be installed prior to energizing fixtures.

Can we custom brand Current Covers™ with our company logo?2021-03-23T19:32:51+00:00

Yes! If you want to set yourself apart from your competition and show that you are serious about safety, leaving protected electrical fixtures throughout your job site with YOUR LOGO on every Current Cover is an excellent way to set yourself apart. Call us to discuss!

So the painters/tapers/finishers don’t need to remove the Current Cover™ to complete their work anymore? And workers can still use the outlets?2021-03-23T19:35:04+00:00

Correct! We specifically designed the Current Cover to match the dimensions of junction boxes to achieve total coverage, OSHA compliance, AND to allow the painters/tapers/finishers to complete their work without having to remove the Current Covers. Everyone wins and a common hazard is eliminated!

I’ve been in the industry for 20 years and I’ve never seen the Current Cover™ before. Is this a new product?2021-03-23T19:36:13+00:00

Yes! The Current Cover is a new and patent pending safety solution developed by construction safety professionals. We have seen our clients struggling with the same electrical hazard for years and there was no solution on the market, so Hilmerson Safety® Services decided it was time to create a solution.