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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB67 Publication ID: Fall 1997 
Title: ●Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment 
Abstract: The annual fatality rate for power line workers is over 50 deaths per 100,000 employees. The standard addressing the safety of these workers during the construction of electric power transmission and distribution lines is over 20 years old. OSHA is developing a revision of this standard that will prevent many of these fatalities, that will add flexibility to the standard, and that will update and streamline the standard. In addition, the corresponding standard for general industry will be revised so that requirements for similar work performed during maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution installations are the same as those for construction. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.136    29 CFR 1910.137    29 CFR 1910.269    29 CFR 1926.97    29 CFR 1926.950 to 968   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/1998    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
John F. Martonik
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2043
Fax:202 693-1641