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Electrical Safety Program and Chapter 8 Comments Processing Beginning December 9th

A sub-committee of the Electrical Safety Committee (ESC) has been formed to begin the process of reviewing and processing hundreds of comments received concerning the proposed changes to PUB-3000, Chapter 8 “Electrical Safety Program” and the newly developed corresponding Electrical Safety Manual. The group is comprised of members from the Electrical Safety Committee that have been charged with reviewing and voting upon comments submitted during the comment period. The group will vote on whether or not to agree to recommendations provided in principle or as written. The AHJ for Electrical Safe Work Practices will also participate to ensure the recommendations are consistent with applicable consensus standards and regulations. The voting process is expected to be completed by December 23, 2014. The Finalized version of both documents will begin the submission process before the start of the New Year, with implementation of the new program to begin March 2015. The transition from the old program to the new program is expected to take a year. Check back here for updates.