Confined Space Entry

Files Available from the September Meeting

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Hello Roundtable folks,
Our first, after summer break, CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, September 08th at 10:00. Topic is the new Confined Space in Construction Standard. Attached please find .pdf version of the standard (621 pages) for your reading pleasure. Unlike the sister general industry version there are requirements for the exposing contractor, controlling contractor and in some cases the owner.
Mark Heffron, Sr. Safety and Health Specialist from OSHA’s Region 1 Enforcement Program and Technical Support, Boston Office will instruct us in the new Confined Space in Construction Subpart AA. Mark will discuss General Industry vs. Construction, the definitions of a confined space, a permit-required confined space, site evaluation, permits, training, rescue, host employer information exchange, and more.
This new OSHA rule took effect August 3, 2015 although employers have until October 2, 2015 (OSHA memo) to indicate to OSHA that they are making a good faith effort to comply with the standard. In addition, the standard now includes attics and crawlspaces, this took effect August 4, 2015 and will also be enforceable after October 2, 2015.
This meeting is being sponsored by Derek Lines, Safety & Health Director, John Moriarty & Associates and hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call either Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy Hughes on her cell # 617-959-4414.
As you know one needs to be badged for entry into the Liberty’s facility. Please RSVP to Nancy of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at by this Friday September 4th @ 12:00 as the food order must be submitted and security list provided to Liberty security.
Jul/Aug – summer off
09/08/15 – sponsor JMA and host Liberty Mutual
10/13/15 – sponsor Shawmut Design and Construction and host Wyndham
11/10/15 – sponsor Zurich and host National Lumber
12/08/15 – sponsor open and host Liberty Mutual

OSHA Publishes Confined Spaces In Construction Final Rule for Inspection

From Glenn Narrow:

Hello Roundtable folks,

OSHA added, the long anticipated, new construction subpart to provide protections to employees working in confined spaces. This new subpart replaces OSHA’s single training requirement for confined space work with a comprehensive standard that includes a permit program designed to protect employees from exposure to many hazards associated with work in confined spaces, including atmospheric and physical hazards. The final rule is similar in content and organization to the general industry confined spaces standard, but also incorporates several provisions from the proposed rule to address construction-specific hazards, accounts for advancements in technology, and improves enforceability of the requirements.

PS if ya plan to print this link caution it is 177 pages long.


Please note new MA Roundtable website is (only difference between old site and new site is we dropped the hyphen/dash).


From Kimberly Stile, Regional Administrator, USDOL – OSHA Region 1:

The Confined Spaces in Construction Final Rule has been posted for inspection by the Federal Register and will appear in the Federal Register on Monday, hopefully.  The link to the posted version is: .