Wednesday, July 2, 2014

OSHA Delays Enforcement Policy for Electric Power Generation Final Rule

OSHA has issued an interim enforcement policy for the new final rule Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: Electrical Protective Equipment. The rule becomes effective on July 10, 2014, and with the agency's action enforcement of most of the new employer requirements will be delayed until Oct. 31, 2014. OSHA states that the delay is for "most new requirements for employers who are complying with the existing General Industry rule. As OSHA states in its memorandum the following policy will apply:

  • no citations will be issued under 29 CFR 1910.269 or 1926, Subpart V to employers who are in compliance with the version of 29 CFR 1910.269 that was in effect on April 11, 2014, and
  • no citations will be issued under 29 CFR 1910.137(b) or 29 CFR 1926.97(b).