Can I do work on electrical outlets on my job If I'm not a licensed electrician?

I do plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting and Hvac repair as well as all kinds of other things on my job. Does anybody know if this is legal under Osha regulations? Thank you in advance for any and all help.

Asked By: Orion - 12/1/2010
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OSHA Doesn't matter you need to check with the local jurisdiction if you can or not, IF it's your home then yes you can but If you are Billing someone for Electrical work The No you can't you're not licensed, bonded or insured at the rates that Electricians are required to be, your jurisdiction may allow you to replace... More
Answered By: Ray D - 12/1/2010
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Your real problem isn't whether or not you can do the work, like you I am capable of doing many skills in the construction trades as a retired U.S Navy Seabee. the real problem is will your employer allow you to do the work and take the chance that you do the work that will keep his/her facilities safe. If a fire... More
Answered By: - 12/1/2010
You might have to check more local regulations than OSHA. I know that where I am, in British Columbia, it's legal for me to do electrical work under the supervision of a licenced electrician, who is responsible for ensuring the safety of the work no matter who actually connects the wires together.
Answered By: Karen L - 12/1/2010
It is more a case of the state regulations, rather than the OSHA regulations. Call your state Labor and Industry and ask them.
Answered By: Jim W - 12/1/2010
Sure,and you might be held liable if anything happens as a result of those repairs.
Answered By: big fella - 12/1/2010
The repairman of an existing electrical system and its components does not require the possession of an electrical license. Only when the system is extended or modified do you require a license in the US.
Answered By: SolidAxle - 12/1/2010
Different states have different laws, one circumstance not addressed by others is in WA state a maintenance person working as payroll employee is allowed to work on facilities occupied by the employer. (An employee of a saw mill can work on the electrical, but the employee of a property management company requires... More
Answered By: dtstellwagen - 12/1/2010
It sounds like your a handyman employed by a plant/business doing in-house work... More
Answered By: Mavrik - 12/2/2010
Have your workplace check with their insurance provider, and check your local codes. Keep in mind, this is probably considered 'commercial' work, so the regulations will be different from residential.
Answered By: Summer Wheatley - 12/2/2010

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