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.