Thursday, October 1, 2015

Significant (and Overlooked) Facts About OSHA's New Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

When OSHA issued their new “Confined Spaces in Construction” standard (29 CFR 1926, Subpart AA) earlier this year, they announced that there were a “few” key differences in this new rule as compared to their 1910 general industry standard for permit-required confined spaces. And as always when OSHA issues a new standard, I tear it apart and analyze it frontwards and backwards to find the “hidden” things that employers cannot afford to overlook. And there are some doozies hidden within this new confined space in construction regulation! So I thought I’d address one of the most significant (and overlooked) revelations about this new standard . . .


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