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    Groups air concerns about upcoming electric power transmission rule

    October 3, 2012

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    Washington – Representatives from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Edison Electric Institute met Sept. 21 with OSHA and White House officials to discuss OSHA's yet-to-be-released final rule on Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment.

    IBEW (which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO) and EEI (which is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electrical companies) had two main concerns: minimum approach distances, and flame-resistant clothing and protection from electric arcs. OSHA’s provisions for both should be adopted from the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code, the groups suggested (.pdf file).

    Attendees also included representatives from the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Labor, and other electrical providers.

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