OSHA published the long awaited final rule revising the standards for power generation, transmission and distribution on April 11, 2014. The document is now available in the Federal Register. The document becomes law July 10, 2014, although OSHA has adopted delayed compliance deadlines for certain requirements including Fall Protection, PPE, new determination of MAD distances and arc flash hazard assessment.
|Fall protection for climbing||April 1, 2015|
|Work-positioning systems no free fall more than 2 ft.||April 1, 2015|
|Establish minimum approach distances in accordance with 1926.960(c)(1)(i) and 1910.269(l)(3)(i).||April 1, 2015|
|Arc Flash Calculations||January 1, 2015|
|Outer layer of clothing, except for clothing not required to be arc rated, is flame resistant when the estimated incident heat energy exceeds 2.0 cal/cm2||April 1, 2015|
|Require protective clothing and other protective equipment with an arc rating greater than or equal to the estimated heat energy whenever that estimate exceeds 2.0 cal/cm2.||April 1, 2015|