Following a lawsuit on behalf of the Edison Electric Institute, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has improved its electrical power generation, transmission and distribution and electrical protective equipment standard.
The new rule went into effect last April in order to reduce accidents associated with electrical equipment such as falls and electrocution. To better implement this regulation, OSHA has recently issued enforcement memorandums as well as surveys with the goal of better understanding the assimilation of the new rule in workplace environments.
OSHA worked with employer representatives from prominent companies in industries dealing with these workplace hazards. Mary Miller, the chief administrative officer at the Edison Electrical Institute, was present at these meetings. Her organization is shareholder owned and sought improved safety standards for its workers.
Miller has advocated for improved safety for employees of businesses like hers. She has advocated for measures such as implementing a requirement for fire-retardant clothing that can lessen the risk of burns resulting from electrocutions. Burns are especially prevalent among workers who deal with high-voltage hazards.
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