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OSHA Issues Final Rule Addressing Electric Power Work

Posted by Emilcott Associates

Jun 24, 2014 9:55:00 AM

This April OSHA updated its 40-year-old electric power construction standard rule to be more consistent with the corresponding general industry standard (last updated in 1994), to better protect workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work. OSHA's Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels explained, "This long-overdue update will save nearly 20 lives and prevent 118 serious injuries annually." The new standards are far-reaching since they apply to all in the construction sector. Here's a summary of the main implications of this new rule, most of which will take effect this summer unless noted otherwise.

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Topics: electric power work OSHA, electric power construction standard rule

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