by , on November 3, 2014

Per our earlier post, it looks like there is going to be another extension on this temporary policy change.

OSHA has decided to extend the compliance dates for those sections of the newly revised 1910.269 from October 31st to December 31, 2014.  During this 60 day period EEI will be working with OSHA to ensure that the compliance Q&A’s that we have submitted on behalf of the industry have been suitably addressed according to EEI.

The purpose of this memorandum is to establish a temporary enforcement policy for 29 C.F.R. 1910.137(b) and 1910.269; and 29 C.F.R. 1926.97(b) and Subpart V.

On June 20, 2014, OSHA issued a temporary citation policy stating that it would accept compliance with the prior version of 29 C.F.R. 1910.269 (i.e., the version of that standard that was in effect on April 11, 2014) as compliance with the current versions of29 C.F.R. 1910.269 and 29 C.F.R. 1926, Subpart V, through October 31, 2014.

The temporary policy also provided for a delay in the enforcement of paragraph (b) of revised 29 C.F.R. 1910.137 and paragraph (b) of 29 C.F.R. 1926.97 until October 31, 2014. This memorandum continues the temporary citation policy for an additional sixty-one (61) days.

All policy and instructions contained in the June 20, 2014, memorandum will continue in effect until December 31, 2014.

Please share this information with the State Plans and On-Site Consultation projects in your region. If you have any questions regarding application of this memorandum in general industry, please contact Sherman Williamson in DEP. If you have questions related to application of this memorandum in construction, please contact Dean McKenzie in DOC.

Hugh Hoagland
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