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NEW RULES FOR CONFINED SPACES IN CONSTRUCTION

July 16, 2019 | (1:00 - 2:30 pm)
USA (United States of America)
Many construction jobsites contain areas that are considered confined spaces. Annually, over 2 workers enter permit confined spaces and get injured, many of which are present on construction site. Examples of common, yet potentially dangerous confined spaces that present physical and atmospheric hazards are tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc. Since 1992 OSHA has had a general industry confined space standard and recently issued an updated confined space standard for the affected construction industry.