Monday, May 4, 2015

Cintas Releases Guide on New Electrical Safety Requirements

May is National Electrical Safety Month. To help organizations understand new safety requirements for OSHA’s electrical safety standards, Cintas Corp. has released a free safety guide. “Navigating the Changes to OSHA's Electrical Safety Standards Specific to Flame Resistant Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment,” highlights changes to OSHA’s Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (1926 subpart V) standards, important deadlines, flame resistant apparel and PPE options, flame resistant care and maintenance guidance and additional resources for safety professionals.

OSHA expects these changes will help prevent an estimated 20 fatalities and 118 serious injuries per year. Under the new revisions, companies will be responsible for providing workers with flame resistant apparel and PPE, and ensuring proper care and maintenance of the garments worn by their employees. Employers are expected to comply with the updated standards by April 1, 2015, but no citations will be issued until Aug. 31, 2015.

According to Cintas, understanding the new requirements, key deadlines and next steps will help organizations maintain compliance, keep workers safe and avoid fines.

Click here to download the free guide or visit for more information.