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Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to revise and update its 29 CFR 1910 subpart S - Electrical Standards. OSHA relied heavily on the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA's) 70 E standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces. This revision will provide the first update of the General Industry - Electrical Standard since it was originally published in 1981. OSHA intends to complete this project in several stages. An NPRM was published on April 5, 2004. The first stage covers design safety standards for electrical systems, while the second stage will cover safety-related maintenance and work practice requirements and safety requirements for special equipment. It will thus allow the latest technological developments to be considered. Several of these state-of-the-art safety developments will be addressed by OSHA for the first time. OSHA has evaluated public comment received in response to the NPRM, and a final action is being prepared.


Action Date FR Cite

NPRM 04/05/04 69 FR 17773
NPRM Comment Period End 06/04/04  
Final Rule 02/14/07 72 FR 7136
Final Action Effective 08/13/07  

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dorothy Dougherty, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N 3718, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
Fax: 202 693-1678
Email: dougherty.dorothy@dol.gov

RIN: 1218-AB95

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