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“OSHA is adopting a new construction standard on electrical protective equipment, 29 CFR 1926.97, and is revising the standard on the construction of electric power transmission and distribution lines and equipment, 29 CFR part 1926, subpart V. The Agency is also revising the general industry counterparts to these two construction standards, 29 CFR 1910.137 and 1910.269, respectively. Finally, OSHA is revising its general industry standard on foot protection, 29 CFR 1910.136…”
Federal Register, Vol. 9, No. 7, April 11, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently proposed a final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work. As proposed, the rule would require:

  • Host and contract employers to share safety-related information with each other and employees
  • Improved fall protection for employees working from aerial lifts and on overhead line structures
  • More rigorous approach-distance and electric arc protections

Regardless of the final disposition of the rule, WorkCare is prepared to assist utilities and contractors with compliance. Our services include:

  • Onsite clinics  – we bring medical professionals to your worksite
  • 24/7 telephonic and online access to WorkCare’s nurses and physicians for injury management consultations
  • Medical director oversight
  • Medical surveillance management, including noise and hazardous material exposures
  • Access to specialized exams
  • Ergonomic interventions to reduce musculoskeletal complaints
  • Absence and injury management
  • Drug and alcohol screening and prevention programs

To learn more, contact WorkCare today.