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Electrical Safety

General

 

Electrical safety is essential to the well being of the University of Maine Augusta community.

The hazards of electricity include electrocution, flash burns, fire, and injuries from explosions when conductors are shorted. A person need not be in contact with a live part in order to be injured. Conductors that operate at less than 50 volts to ground will not be covered in this policy if there is no significant risk of injuries of an electrical nature including explosion.

Employees, students and visitors must be protected from the hazards of electrical energy; this will be accomplished by using guards, signs, maintenance procedures, training, policies and safe work practices.

Most people on campus are highly unlikely to be exposed to energized equipment or conductors and Annual Safety Training is designed to provide awareness training for these individuals.

The instructor/competent person must supervise electrical safety in the classroom and they shall follow the applicable requirements of this policy.

 

Regulatory Guidance

OSHA 29 CFR1910.302 through 1910.335

NFPA 70E

 

Requirements

All installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment must meet with electrical codes and manufacturer's requirements.

The University of Maine at Augusta requires that Certified Electrical Contractors perform all repairs, modifications and new construction under Facilities Management supervision.

All portable electrical equipment (including extension cords) must be properly handled in order to prevent damage. Additionally all equipment must be visually inspected prior to use in order to ensure that no damage has occurred. Adapters, which defeat the ground system, cannot be used.

Experimental equipment that uses electrical energy must be constructed in such a manner that no electrical conductors are exposed.

Each department is required to assess the workspace and job tasks of their employees and develop safe electrical work practices for those employees that work near electrical conductors.

 

The following training shall be required:

  • Appropriate training for employees:
  • OSHA divides these people into two categories, qualified and unqualified. The qualified/unqualified designation will change with each situation, i.e. a person may be qualified on one piece of equipment but not on any other equipment.
  • The OSHA unqualified person may work near but not on energized equipment or conductors. An unqualified person may also work on equipment that has been deenergized by being locked out. The lockout procedure must be approved by a qualified person, and follow the University of Maine at Augusta Lockout Program procedures.
  • UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL UMA EMPLOYEES WORK ON ENERGIZED EQUIPMENT. The OSHA qualified person is a person who has sufficient training and equipment to safely work on specific energized conductors. A person who designs lockout procedures must also be electrically qualified.

 

Batteries

Although batteries or systems of batteries may be under 50 volts they can still pose a significant hazard when there is sufficient energy present to cause a fire or explosion. The potential energy stored in these systems requires appropriate precautions to prevent fire or explosion.

These storage batteries shall be protected from short circuits. Based on risks groups of batteries may need to be located within a protective enclosure or area accessible only to qualified persons.

The battery area shall be ventilated either by a natural or powered ventilation system to prevent the accumulation of explosive gasses.

Appropriate personal protective equipment shall be used while working on or servicing batteries. Tools used for working on batteries shall be insulated or non-sparking.

 

Training

This policy includes the following training requirements:

Electrical Safety Awareness Training: Obtained through Annual Safety Training

Unqualified Person Training: Obtained by attending unqualified person training and review of department specific electrical hazards.

Qualified Person Training: Obtained by attending qualified person training, and specific department safe electrical safety work practice written plans and procedures.

NFPA 70 E Training: Individuals responsible for writing and auditing safe electrical work practice written plans and procedures shall have completed NFPA 70 E training.

 

Responsibilities

Safety begins with the individual. Each employee is expected to participate fully in the electrical safety program by developing and applying the following work habits.

The employee is responsible for:

  • Following safe operating procedures.
  • Attending training in electrical safety issues.
  • Observing all warning signs and regulations.
  • Obtaining proper personal protective equipment and using it.
  • Reporting all unsafe conditions and acts to the supervisor.

 

Each applicable department is responsible for:

  • Assessing their workplace(s) for Electrical Hazards
  • Providing training to employees and students at risk for injuries from electrical hazards.
  • Providing appropriate personal protective equipment as outlined in this procedure.
  • Conducting annual audits and maintaining training records.

 

The Department of Facilities Management is responsible for:

  • Assisting departmental safety coordination & line supervisors with the identification of electrical hazards and potential injury situations.
  • Assisting with required electrical safety training.
  • Maintaining and installing electrical distributions systems in accordance with appropriate codes and manufacturer's requirements.
  • Promptly responding to electrical safety issues.

 

For Additional Information

Contact your Department of Facilities Management

Personal Protective Equipment Policy

Lock Out/Tag Out Program

 

Document History

Date originally published: 04/11/14



 

Electrical Safety

 

0BGeneral

 

 

Electrical safety is essential to the well being of the University of Maine Augusta community.

The hazards of electricity include electrocution, flash burns, fire, and injuries from explosions when conductors are shorted.  A person need not be in contact with a live part in order to be injured. Conductors that operate at less than 50 volts to ground will not be covered in this policy if there is no significant risk of injuries of an electrical nature including explosion.

Employees, students and visitors must be protected from the hazards of electrical energy; this will be accomplished by using guards, signs, maintenance procedures, training, policies and safe work practices.

Most people on campus are highly unlikely to be exposed to energized equipment or conductors and Annual Safety Training is designed to provide awareness training for these individuals.

The instructor/competent person must supervise electrical safety in the classroom and they shall follow the applicable requirements of this policy.

 

Regulatory Guidance

OSHA 29 CFR1910.302 through 1910.335

NFPA 70E

 

Requirements

All installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment must meet with electrical codes and manufacturer’s requirements.

The University of Maine at Augusta requires that Certified Electrical Contractors perform all repairs, modifications and new construction under Facilities Management supervision.

All portable electrical equipment (including extension cords) must be properly handled in order to prevent damage.  Additionally all equipment must be visually inspected prior to use in order to ensure that no damage has occurred.  Adapters, which defeat the ground system, cannot be used.

Experimental equipment that uses electrical energy must be constructed in such a manner that no electrical conductors are exposed.

Each department is required to assess the workspace and job tasks of their employees and develop safe electrical work practices for those employees that work near electrical conductors. 

The following training shall be required:

1.      Appropriate training for employees:

·         OSHA divides these people into two categories, qualified and unqualified.  The qualified/unqualified designation will change with each situation, i.e. a person may be qualified on one piece of equipment but not on any other equipment.

·         The OSHA unqualified person may work near but not on energized equipment or conductors.  An unqualified person may also work on equipment that has been deenergized by being locked out. The lockout procedure must be approved by a qualified person, and follow the University of Maine at Augusta Lockout Program procedures.

·         UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL UMA EMPLOYEES WORK ON ENERGIZED EQUIPMENT. The OSHA qualified person is a person who has sufficient training and equipment to safely work on specific energized conductors.  A person who designs lockout procedures must also be electrically qualified.

UBatteries

 

Although batteries or systems of batteries may be under 50 volts they can still pose a significant hazard when there is sufficient energy present to cause a fire or explosion.  The potential energy stored in these systems requires appropriate precautions to prevent fire or explosion.

 

·         These storage batteries shall be protected from short circuits.  Based on risks groups of batteries may need to be located within a protective enclosure or area accessible only to qualified persons. 

·         The battery area shall be ventilated either by a natural or powered ventilation system to prevent the accumulation of explosive gasses.

·         Appropriate personal protective equipment shall be used while working on or servicing batteries.  Tools used for working on batteries shall be insulated or non-sparking.

 

Training

This policy includes the following training requirements:

 

-          Electrical Safety Awareness Training:  Obtained through Annual Safety Training

 

-          Unqualified Person Training:  Obtained by attending unqualified person training and review of department specific electrical hazards.

 

-          Qualified Person Training:  Obtained by attending qualified person training, and specific department safe electrical safety work practice written plans and procedures.

 

-          NFPA 70 E Training:  Individuals responsible for writing and auditing safe electrical work practice written plans and procedures shall have completed NFPA 70 E training.

 

Responsibilities

Safety begins with the individual.  Each employee is expected to participate fully in the electrical safety program by developing and applying the following work habits.

 

The employee is responsible for:

  • Following safe operating procedures. 
  • Attending training in electrical safety issues.
  • Observing all warning signs and regulations.
  • Obtaining proper personal protective equipment and using it.
  • Reporting all unsafe conditions and acts to the supervisor.

 

Each applicable department is responsible for:

  • Assessing their workplace(s) for Electrical Hazards
  • Providing training to employees and students at risk for injuries from electrical hazards.
  • Providing appropriate personal protective equipment as outlined in this procedure.
  • Conducting annual audits and maintaining training records.

 

The Department of Facilities Management is responsible for:

  • Assisting departmental safety coordination & line supervisors with the identification of electrical hazards and potential injury situations.
  • Assisting with required electrical safety training.
  • Maintaining and installing electrical distributions systems in accordance with appropriate codes and manufacturer’s requirements.
  • Promptly responding to electrical safety issues.

 

For Additional Information

Contact your Department of Facilities Management

Personal Protective Equipment Policy

Lock Out/Tag Out Program

 

 

 

Document History

Date originally published:

Revised

04/11/14

 

 

 00 11 13

Notice to Contractors

 

Sealed proposals in envelopes plainly marked:  Robinson Hall Parking Lot Paving Project at the University of Maine at Augusta, addressed to:

University of Maine at Augusta

c/o  Peter St. Michel

Director of Facilities & Project Manager

46 University Drive

Farmhouse Conference Room

Augusta, Maine  04330

Bids will be received until 2:00pm Thursday, May 30,  2013,  at which time they will be opened  and  read aloud. Sealed bids may also be hand delivered to University of Maine at Augusta,  Office of Administrative Services, 46 University Drive,  Farmhouse Conference Room,  Augusta, Maine  04330 on the University of Maine at Augusta campus. Proposals received after the stated time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. 

Proposals must be accompanied by a satisfactory Bid Bond, as prescribed in Section 00 43 13, for 5% of the Proposal (checks will not be accepted).  The University System reserves the right to waive all formalities and reject any and all proposals or to accept any proposal.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a 100% Performance Bond and 100% Payment Bond to cover the execution of the contract which shall be in conformity with the form of Bonds contained in Sections 00 61 13.13 and 00 61 13.16 of the Specifications and for the contract amount.

Project Summary: 75 car parking lot with two entrances. Drives include the removal and disposal of existing bituminous pavement, curbing; fine grading; new concrete slip-form curbs; re-surfacing and striping of the parking lot and walkways; installation of catch basins, drainage work; and re-grading, loaming and seeding.

 

  1. non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and site walk-through will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, meeting at the Robinson Hall Parking Lot, Augusta, Maine. Bidding contractors and subcontractors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Paper or electronic copies of the Plans and Specifications may be obtained by prospective bidders on May 13, 2013, from  Northeast Reprographics, 80 Central St, Bangor, ME, (207) 947-8049, blueprint@nerepro.com

 

The documents  may be examined  at the following places:

-         AGC of Maine, 188 Whitten Road, (PO Box 5519), Augusta ME 04332-5519, (207) 622-4741

-         McGraw Hill Construction-Dodge, online at www.network.construction.com           

-         Construction Summary of Maine, 734 Chestnut Street, Manchester NH 03104, (800) 321-8856, (207) 990-1156 and (603) 627-8856, FAX (603) 627-4525.  Plan rooms at Cross Insurance, 74 Gilman Road, Bangor ME 04401, (207) 947-7345, FAX (207) 941-0849, and Cross Insurance, 2331 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102, (207) 780-1677.

-         University of Maine at Augusta, Farmhouse Building Rm. 20, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330  (207) 621-3119

-         University of Maine System, Office of Facilities, 16 Central Street, Bangor, ME 04401,  (207) 973-3341

The University of Maine System in all its activities subscribes and adheres to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended to date.  General contractors, subcontractors, and product suppliers bidding on this project must subscribe and adhere to same.  There shall be no discrimination in employment because of race, national origin, religion, immigration status, handicapped status, or sex.

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA

Sheri R. Stevens for

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees

00 11 13  Notice to Contractors

 

Sealed proposals in envelopes plainly marked: 

UMA Mail/Storage Facility at the University of Maine at Augusta,

 

addressed to:

University of Maine at Augusta

c/o  Peter St. Michel

Director of Facilities & Project Manager

46 University Drive

Farmhouse Conference Room

Augusta, Maine  04330

 

Bids will be received until  1:00pm Thursday,  December 20th,  2012,  at which time they will be opened  and  read aloud. Sealed Bids may also be hand delivered to University of Maine at Augusta,  Administration Office, 46 University Drive,  Farmhouse Conference Room,  Augusta, Maine  04330 on the University of Maine at Augusta campus. Proposals received after the stated time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. 

 

Proposals must be accompanied by a satisfactory Bid Bond, as prescribed in Section 00 43 13, for 5% of the Proposal (checks will not be accepted).  The University System reserves the right to waive all formalities and reject any and all proposals or to accept any proposal.

 

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a 100% Performance Bond and 100% Payment Bond to cover the execution of the contract which shall be in conformity with the form of Bonds contained in Sections 00 61 13.13 and 00 61 13.16 of the Specifications and for the contract amount.

 

Project Summary: The project consists of new construction of a wood framed, 2800 square foot structure. The work will include sitework, utilities, foundation, framing, finishes, hvac, electrical,  and tel-com for the facility.  Prior to the Contract, removal of an existing building at the same location will be performed by the Owner. Completion date: June 15, 2013.     Liquidated damages: $675/day.

 

non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and site walk-through will be held at 9:00am on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012  at the Farmhouse Building, lower level, UMA, Augusta, Maine. Bidding contractors and subcontractors are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

Paper or electronic copies of the Plans and Specifications may be obtained by prospective bidders on or before December 3, 2012,  from:  Northeast Reprographics, 80 Central St, Bangor, ME, (207) 947-8049, blueprint@nerepro.com

 

Address all bidding questions to the Architect, David Merritt, 207-843-7372, davidrmerritt@myfairpoint.net

 

The documents  may be examined  at the following places:

-         AGC of Maine, 188 Whitten Road, (PO Box 5519), Augusta ME 04332-5519, (207) 622-4741

-         McGraw Hill Construction-Dodge, online at www.network.construction.com           

-         Construction Summary of Maine, 734 Chestnut Street, Manchester NH 03104, (800) 321-8856, (207) 990-1156 and (603) 627-8856, FAX (603) 627-4525.  Plan rooms at Cross Insurance, 74 Gilman Road, Bangor ME 04401, (207) 947-7345, FAX (207) 941-0849.

-         University of Maine at Augusta, Farmhouse Building Rm. 20, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330  (207) 621-3119

-         University of Maine System, Office of Facilities, 16 Central Street, Bangor, ME 04401,  (207) 973-3341

 

The University of Maine System in all its activities, subscribes and adheres to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended to date.  General contractors, subcontractors, and product suppliers bidding on this project must subscribe and adhere to same.  There shall be no discrimination in employment because of race, national origin, religion, immigration status, handicapped status, or sex.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA

Sheri R. Stevens for

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees

                                                                                         00 11 13

Notice to Contractors

 

Sealed proposals in envelopes plainly marked:  Jewett Hall Roof Replacement at the University of Maine at Augusta, addressed to:

University of Maine at Augusta

c/o  Peter St. Michel

Director of Facilities & Project Manager

46 University Drive

Farmhouse Conference Room

Augusta, Maine  04330

Bids will be received until  2:00pm Friday,  May 24th,  2013,  at which time they will be opened  and  read aloud. Sealed Bids may also be hand delivered to University of Maine at Augusta,  Administration Office, 46 University Drive,  Farmhouse Conference Room,  Augusta, Maine  04330 on the University of Maine at Augusta campus. Proposals received after the stated time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. 

Proposals must be accompanied by a satisfactory Bid Bond, as prescribed in Section 00 43 13, for 5% of the Proposal (checks will not be accepted).  The University System reserves the right to waive all formalities and reject any and all proposals or to accept any proposal.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a 100% Performance Bond and 100% Payment Bond to cover the execution of the contract which shall be in conformity with the form of Bonds contained in Sections 00 61 13.13 and 00 61 13.16 of the Specifications and for the contract amount.

Project Summary: The project involves the demolition of approximately 30,300 sq.ft. of existing membrane roof, insulation, and flashings. The demolition of existing exhaust curbs, roof hatch and replacement of two existing roof hatch systems, to include installation of two ladders and various thru-wall overflow scupper systems.

  1. non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and site walk-through will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 meeting at the Jewett Hall Building, Augusta, Maine. Bidding contractors and subcontractors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Paper or electronic copies of the Plans and Specifications may be obtained by prospective bidders on May 6, 2013,  from:  Northeast Reprographics, 80 Central St, Bangor, ME, (207) 947-8049, blueprint@nerepro.com

 

The documents  may be examined  at the following places:

-         AGC of Maine, 188 Whitten Road, (PO Box 5519), Augusta ME 04332-5519, (207) 622-4741

-         McGraw Hill Construction-Dodge, online at www.network.construction.com           

-         Construction Summary of Maine, 734 Chestnut Street, Manchester NH 03104, (800) 321-8856, (207) 990-1156 and (603) 627-8856, FAX (603) 627-4525.  Plan rooms at Cross Insurance, 74 Gilman Road, Bangor ME 04401, (207) 947-7345, FAX (207) 941-0849, and Cross Insurance, 2331 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102, (207) 780-1677.

-         University of Maine at Augusta, Farmhouse Building Rm. 20, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330  (207) 621-3119

-         University of Maine System, Office of Facilities, 16 Central Street, Bangor, ME 04401,  (207) 973-3341

The University of Maine System in all its activities, subscribes and adheres to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended to date.  General contractors, subcontractors, and product suppliers bidding on this project must subscribe and adhere to same.  There shall be no discrimination in employment because of race, national origin, religion, immigration status, handicapped status, or sex.

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA

Sheri R. Stevens for

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees