Please be advised that OSHA’s final rule for 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V – Federal standards governing employee safety in activities related to the construction and repair of electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment – has officially been issued and was published to the national register on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Important Note: As of February 2015, compliance dates have changed for enforcement of OSHA standard 1910.269. These changes impact dates listed in this post – click here for complete details and updated deadlines.
The Final Federal Rule incorporates important changes with regard to FR clothing that have significant impact for employers, who must comply by April 1, 2015.
The ruling contains a great deal of information. To help you understand its impact and properly protect your employees, Tyndale has prepared a quick-reference guide. The guide discusses key aspects of the update as it applies to FR clothing and addresses Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Complete the form below to receive your complimentary PDF copy of Tyndale’s FAQ document, which answers important questions:
Does the revised 1910.269 require FR clothing to be worn by employees?
Are employees required to wear FR pants as part of the revised standard?
Is FR Clothing required by this standard considered PPE?
Recognizing that FR will be PPE, is an allowance FR clothing program acceptable under this Final Rule?
Is Home Laundering of FR Clothing allowed under the new Final Rule?
What are the employer’s responsibilities for care and maintenance of FR clothing under the new rule?
What are the requirements for head protection?
What are the requirements for hand protection?
What are the requirements for feet protection?
How much will these changes to 1910.269 cost my employer?
When does the FR Clothing portion of the Final Rule take effect?