Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 129C of chapter 149 of the General Laws, linemen and troublemen employed by the city of Peabody municipal light plant may work on live wires, electrical equipment or other energized electrical conductors in excess of 15,000 volts phase-to-phase or 8,500 volts phase-to-ground directly with rubber gloves, when de-energizing is not feasible and only when following the applicable provisions of the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2004 Edition, Articles 110, 120 and 130, concerning proper safe work practices, personal protective equipment and clothing.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved May 12, 2006.