OSHA just issued a memorandum regarding the date when they will start to enforce the new 1910.269 rule, which includes the need to wear FR clothing for both the upper and lower parts of the body. That means workers will need to wear both FR pants and shirts when exposed to energized parts. The original date was set as July 10, 2014. They have temporarily moved the enforcement date to November 1, 2014. Utilities will be required to be in compliance with the previous 1910.269 rule and no citation for non-compliance, under the new rule, could be issues starting November 1, 2014. This delay is meant to provide the utility companies more time to come into compliance. As of November 1, 2014 citations could be issued if utility workers are not wearing both FR pants and shirts. No longer will they be allowed to wear non-FR jeans.