OSHA FAQs: 1910.269 and Part 1926, Subpart V

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OSHA FAQs: 1910.269 and Part 1926, Subpart V

On July 2014, OSHA's changes in 1910.269 and 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart V, became effective.

This final rule seeks to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work. The last ruling on construction in power generation, transmission and distribution was in 1972.

OSHA's FAQ page

OSHA provides a page of questions and answers and has divided them into five sections. 

The five sections are as follows:

  1. General Questions.
  2. Information-Transfer (Host-Contractor) Questions.
  3. Fall Protection Questions.
  4. Minimum Approach-Distance Questions.
  5. Arc-Flash Protection Questions.

These questions cover, among other things, the definition of a host employer, what information the host employer must supply to the contract employers, and whether or not the employer must provide arc-flash PPE to employees.

Our Electrical & Arc Flash Safety Learning Center provides many valuable resources. 

We have included posts and articles related to the five topics on the e-Hazard Safety Cycle: Training, Electrical Safety Program, Auditing, Risk Assessments, Electrical Maintenance, and Investigations. The Learning Center is also the place to watch our most popular arc flash videos, read white papers by some of our experts, and find out more on our webinars.

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Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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