Introducing The Current Cover™
The Current Cover™ is a temporary safety cover with a peel and stick robust adhesive backing that secures firmly to the receptacle tabs that allows construction workers to work safely around energized outlets, switches and other electrical fixtures
During construction various trades remove plastic receptacle 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 violations Contractors can face maximum fines up to $126,749 per violation.
- The Current Cover™ is a temporary safety cover with a peel and stick robust adhesive backing 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Current Covers are available exclusively from Hilmerson Safety Services. You can purchase directly from us online at https://hilmersonservices.com/shop/ or call us at 952-224-9390 for help placing your order.
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!
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.
No. Since the Current Cover is designed as a temporary cover, it must be removed prior to installing the final cover.
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.
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.
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.
UL testing and listing is not required. The Current Cover is designed for temporary use only.
Current Covers should be installed prior to energizing fixtures.
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!
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!
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.