CFR 132A - Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution


CFR 132A - Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

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On April 11, 2014, OSHA issued a revised standard for General Industry, Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 29 CFR 1910.269 (Federal Register). The final rules for general industry and construction include new or revised provisions on host employers and contractors, training, job briefings, fall protection, insulation and working position of employees working on or near live parts, minimum approach distances, protection from electric arcs, de-energizing transmission and distribution lines and equipment, protective grounding, operating mechanical equipment near overhead power lines, and working in manholes and vaults.

Both the general industry and construction standards for electrical protective equipment will include new requirements for equipment made of materials other than rubber. OSHA also revised the general industry standard for foot protection. This standard applies to employers performing work on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations, as well as employers in other industries. The final rule removed the requirement for employees to wear protective footwear as protection against electric shock. The N.C. Commissioner of Labor adopted this final rule verbatim with an effective date of October 8, 2014.

Also reference SN 70 - Revised ASTM Standards for Foot Protection and CFR 132B - Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Additional resources and information can be found on the safety and health topic pages for Electrical Safety and Personal Protective Equipment. To determine if this rule applies, go to "Do you have electric power generation, transmission and/or distribution installations?".

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