I just learned a couple bits of information about OSHA’s citation plan for the new CFR 1910.269.
Regarding the deadline of February 17th for having the estimates of available heat energy documented, the OSHA citation plans are now as follows.
Until March 31, 2015, no citations will be issued under 29 CFR 1910.269(l)(8)(ii) or 29 CFR 1926.960(g)(2), which require the employer to make a reasonable estimate of the incident heat energy exposures faced by each employee exposed to electric arc hazards.
Regarding the requirement for Flame Resistant Clothing:
The standards give employers until April 1, 2015, to comply with 29 CFR 1910.269(l)(8)(v) or 29 CFR 1926.960(g)(5), which generally require employers to ensure that each employee exposed to hazards from electric arcs wears protective clothing and other protective equipment with an arc rating greater than or equal to the estimated heat energy to which he or she would be exposed.
However the latest OSHA plan is: Until August 31, 2015, no citations will be issued under 29 CFR 1910.269(l)(8)(v) or 29 CFR 1926.960(g)(5) because an employer failed to provide protective clothing or equipment rated higher than 8 cal/cm2.