by , on June 29, 2015

Employers need to be aware of an OSHA 1910.269 enforcement date coming up.

OSHA 1910.269 applies to the transmission, distribution, and generation of electricity.

Information Transfer

Until June 30, 2015, no citations will be issued to host employers (as defined at 29 CFR 1910.269(x) and 29 CFR 1926.968) under the information-transfer provisions at 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(3) and 29 CFR 1926.950(c), provided that after April 30, 2015, the employer can demonstrate that it is providing contract employers (as defined at 29 CFR 1910.269(x) and 29 CFR 1926.968) with the information, other than information on maximum switching-transient voltages, required by 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(3)(i)(A) and 29 CFR 1926.950(c)(1)(i).

Until June 30, 2015, no citations will be issued to contract employers (as defined at 29 CFR 1910.269(x) and 29 CFR 1926.968) under the information-transfer provisions at 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(3) and 29 CFR 1926.950(c).

What the OSHA Standard says

1910.269(a)(3)(i)

Before work begins, the host employer shall inform contract employers of:

1910.269(a)(3)(i)(A)

The characteristics of the host employer’s installation that are related to the safety of the work to be performed and are listed in paragraphs (a)(4)(i) through (a)(4)(v) of this section;

Note to paragraph (a)(3)(i)(A): This paragraph requires the host employer to obtain information listed in paragraphs (a)(4)(i) through (a)(4)(v) of this section if it does not have this information in existing records.

1910.269(a)(4)(i)

The nominal voltages of lines and equipment,

1910.269(a)(4)(ii)

The maximum switching-transient voltages,

1910.269(a)(4)(iii)

The presence of hazardous induced voltages,

1910.269(a)(4)(iv)

The presence of protective grounds and equipment grounding conductors,

1910.269(a)(4)(v)

The locations of circuits and equipment, including electric supply lines, communication lines, and fire-protective signaling circuits,

You can read OSHA’s complete standard here.

 


Hugh Hoagland
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