The initial compliance implementation date for OSHA 1910.269 has been delayed again. OSHA had pushed the initial compliance date out to October 31, 2014. However, OSHA is now reporting that date is being extended out longer. The official date of the extension has yet to be released but should be official soon. It is likely to be at least another 60 days. This will allow utility companies to have more time to implement their FR clothing compliance programs.
So, what does this mean for your flame-resistant clothing program? Until the compliance date is reached, no utility will be cited for being out of compliance as long as they comply with the previous rule. Always remember that with an OSHA ruling or not, FRC saves lives! Wear the proper FR clothing when you’re on the job site – don’t take the risk.
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