Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment: Final Rule

  • LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS,
    Article 1. Definitions, Section 2300 Article 3. Work Procedures, Sections 2320.2, 2320.7, and 2320.8; and New Section 2320.11 Article 4. Requirements for Electrical Installations, Section 2340.17
  • HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS,
    Article 1. Definitions, Section 2700 Article 23. Transformers, Section 2874 Article 29. Capacitors, Sections 2887 and 2893 Article 36. Work Procedures and Operating Procedures, Sections 2940, 2940.1, 2940.2, 2940.5, 2940.6, 2940.7, and 2940.8; New Sections 2940.11, 2940.12, 2940.13, 2940.14, 2940.15, and 2940.16; Sections 2941, 2941.1, and 2943; New Section 2943.1; Section 2944; and New Section 2944.1, New Appendix A, Appendix C, New Appendix D, and New Appendix E Article 37. Provisions for Preventing Accidents Due to Proximity to Overhead Lines, Section 2946 Article 38. Line Clearance Tree Trimming Operations, Section 2951
  • GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS,
    Article 7. Miscellaneous Safe Practices, Section 3314 Article 10. Personal Safety Devices and Safeguards, Section 3389 Article 12. Tree Work, Maintenance or Removal, Sections 3422 and 3425; and New Section 3428 Article 108. Confined Spaces, Section 5156
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS SAFETY ORDERS,
    Article 1. Telecommunications, Section 8617
Status
Public hearing: Mar. 16, 2017
Comment period EXTENDED: Jan. 27, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2017
Filed with Secretary of State: Feb. 27, 2018
Effective date: Apr. 1, 2018

Rulemaking Documents

Documents Relied Upon

  1. Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 70, pages 20316 – 20743, (April 11, 2014). (This document is too cumbersome or impractical to post. The document may be viewed at the Standards Board office.)
  2. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Guide for Maintenance Methods on Energized Power Lines, IEEE Std 516TM, dated June 24, 2009. (This document is copyrighted and therefore is not posted. The document may be viewed at the Standards Board office.)
  3. National Fire Codes, 2012,Volume 5, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (2012 Edition), Article 130, Work Involving Electrical Hazards, pages 70E-22 – 70E-43. (This document is copyrighted and therefore is not posted. The document may be viewed at the Standards Board office.)
  4. Edison Electric Institute vs. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, et al., Docket No. 14-1098, page 31.
  5. California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (OSHAB), Docket No. 84-R3D4-1040, (July 10, 1985), in the Matter of the Appeal of Pacific Roof Structures, Decision After Reconsideration, (filed on May 21, 1986) and OSHAB, Docket No. 81-R4D6-347, (July 26, 1982), in the Matter of the Appeal of Duke Timber Construction, Inc., Decision After Reconsideration, (filed on August 19, 1985).
  6. American Society for Testing and Materials Standard Specifications for Temporary Grounding Systems to be Used on De-Energized Electric Power Lines and Equipment, ASTM F 855-09. (This document is copyrighted and therefore is not posted. The document may be viewed at the Standards Board office.)
  7. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Guide for Protective Grounding of Power Lines, IEEE Std 1048TM, dated September 26, 2003.(This document is copyrighted and therefore is not posted. The document may be viewed at the Standards Board office.)
  8. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration memorandum, dated January 20, 2016.

March 2018