OSHA has released Permit Required Confined Space rules that are specific to construction environments.  

Difference Between General Industry and New Construction Rules

  1. Detailed requirements for work sites with multiple employers.
  2. Requirement for a competent person to inspect the work site for confined space hazards.
  3. When possible, continuous atmospheric monitoring is required.
  4. Continuous monitoring of engulfment hazards is required.
  5. Permits can now be suspended, in addition to cancelled.  Permits can be suspended in the event that entry conditions change.

Rule Implementation Date

The new regulations go into effect August 3rd, 2015.

Construction in Confined Space Resources

 

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