Confined Spaces – A Reminder

OSHA’s final rule on confined spaces in construction was published May 4, 2015. Confined spaces are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency and may contain serious hazards to health. Confined spaces may be utility vaults, storage tanks, bins and hoppers, tunnels, crawlspaces pits and other spaces. Job planning, training, equipment and communication and rescue plans are all important elements to planning and preparing for a confined space entry. OSHA’s new rules for the construction industry are designed to improve employer evaluation of confined spaces and for better employee training as well as information on how to safety work in confined spaces. If your employees may work in confined spaces familiarize yourself with OSHA requirements. SEE: https://www.osha.gov/confinedspaces/index.html.

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