MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released updated standards for safe work practices in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. The new regulations, known as OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269, require employers in the electric utility industry to perform arc flash assessments and provide flame resistant arc rated clothing to workers who are exposed to hazards from electric arcs. G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK), a leading provider of uniforms and facility services programs, along with Workrite Uniform Company, will host a webinar on Friday, November 14, to help educate employers on the new OSHA standards and the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE).
OSHA last issued rules for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work in 1972. The updated regulations CFR29 1910.269 and 1926.960 were completed and published in the Federal Register earlier in 2014, with time lines for businesses to be in compliance. The revised standards are more consistent with other current industry standards and will enhance worker safety.
During the free webinar G&K Services and Workrite aim to educate businesses on the new OSHA ruling and what is means for companies to be in compliance. Details for the webinar are as follows:
What: G&K Services Presents the Latest Information on OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269
When: Friday, November 14, at 12:30 p.m. Central Time
To Register: http://bit.ly/1x0cx7x
G&K offers a full line of arc rated uniforms, including shirts, coveralls, pants and jeans that can help businesses become compliant and protect their employees, based on their needs and individualized work-site safety assessments. To learn more about getting compliant, please visit http://www.gkservices.com/get-compliant-gk-protect.
About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customer locations from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.