OSHA reviewing electrical standards in construction industry

Construction workers could be facing new protections as they build new homes and buildings.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Thursday it is looking to prevent construction workers from being electrocuted to death.

OSHA is reviewing the electrical standards for the industry to make sure proper safeguards are in place as electrical wiring is being installed and maintained.

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OSHA issued an information collection request so it can review safety procedures across the industry, which the agency says will alert workers to potential electrical hazards.

This is part of a larger effort by OSHA to reduce the number of workplace injuries and deaths in the construction industry.

"The standards address safety procedures for installation and maintenance of electric utilization equipment that prevent death and serious injuries among construction and general industry workers in the workplace caused by electrical hazards," the agency wrote in the Federal Register.

The public has 60 days to comment.