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New Confined Space Resource Available

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

OSHA has published a new resource aimed at helping small businesses comply with the Confined Spaces in Construction Standard.  The publication outlines:

  • Overview of the Standard
  • The difference between confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
  • Work covered by the standard
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Worker Training
  • Rescue and emergency services

OSHA states, “Because confined spaces are potentially dangerous, employers must evaluate all confined spaces in which their employees work to determine whether hazards exist or whether the work to be done in the space can create hazards.  If a confined space contains an actual or potential hazard that can cause death, injury or acute illness, incapacitation, entrapment, or otherwise interfere with a worker’s ability to leave the space in an emergency, it is a permit-required confined space, or permit space.  Employers must take certain precautions whenever workers enter a permit space.” These precautions and more information are laid out in the resource.  

 

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