This section highlights OSHA standards, the Regulatory Agenda (a list of actions being taken with regard to OSHA standards), preambles to final rules (background to final rules), Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to the electric power generation, distribution, and transmission industry.
Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the most part, these states adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some states have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.
Frequently Cited Standards
OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. ForElectric Services, use NAICS code 221122 in the NAICS search box.
Appendix A, Flow charts. Provides guidance for employers trying to implement the requirements of 1910.269 in combination with other General Industry Standards contained in Part 1910 [such as29 CFR 1910 Subpart S (Electrical),29 CFR 1910.146 (Permit Required Confined Spaces), and29 CFR 1910.147 (Hazardous Energy, lockout/tagout)].
Minimum approach distances. (1996, February 26). Provides an interpretation of the application of the minimum approach distances in 29 CFR 1910.269 and in 29 CFR 1910.333 of the electrical standard as they apply to the service and maintenance of several 69 kilovolt (kV) air, disconnect switches.
Electrical Workers. (1996, August 6). Provides a clarification of which workers need specific training.
Guidelines for the Enforcement of the Apparel Standard, 29 CFR 1910.269(l)(6). (1995, August 10). When work is performed within reaching distance of exposed energized parts of equipment, the employee should remove all exposed conductive articles, such as key or watch chains, rings, or wrist watches or bands. Clothing made from acetate, nylon, polyester, or rayon, either alone or in blends, is prohibited unless the employer can demonstrate that the fabric has been treated to withstand the conditions that may be encountered.
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