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 CSREM.org (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: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/05/04/2015-08843/confined-spaces-in-construction .