Revised Power Gen Standard Published

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 10:04 AM gHale

The final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work is now in the Federal Register, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The final rule revises OSHA’s 40-year-old construction standard for electric power line work to make it more consistent with the corresponding general industry standard and also makes some revisions to the construction and general industry requirements.

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In addition, the standards adopt revised approach-distance requirements and add new requirements to protect workers from electric arcs. General industry and construction standards for electrical protective equipment also underwent revision in the final rule.

The rule is effective July 10. OSHA adopted delayed compliance deadlines for certain requirements. Click here for additional information on the final rule.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.

Click here to review the new rule in the Federal Register.

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