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Important OSHA Standard 1910.269 Update

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

OSHA Standard 1910. 269 Final Rule

Issued April 1

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the Final Rule on April 1, 2014 for its Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and its Electrical Protective Equipment regulations, further improving safety protection for America’s workers. The updated regulations harmonize the general industry and construction requirements so that the same rules apply generally to the same kinds of work. In addition, OSHA based its revisions on the latest consensus standards, specifically, NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and ANSI/IEEE C2 National Electrical Safety Code, and improvements in electrical safety technology. The Federal Register is scheduled for publication on April 11, 2014. The effective date of these revised regulations is 90 days following publication of the Final Rule.

The Final Rule will provide significant requirements in the following areas:

  • General Training
  • Host Employers and Contractors
  • Minimum Approach Distances and Insulation
  • Protection from Flames and Electric Arc Hazards
  • Deenergizing Transmission and Distribution Lines and Equipment
  • Protective Grounding

 

Get details on the new requirements,

click here to visit our OSHA Standard 1910.269

Update Page

 

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