Understanding OSHA’s New Confined Spaces Standard

Understanding OSHA’s New Confined Spaces Standard

Electrical contractors who conduct any type of repairs in confined spaces must get up to speed on the practical application of OSHA’s new confined spaces rule.

When OSHA published its new confined spaces rule in the Federal Register on May 4, 2015, it shook the construction industry by initiating strict requirements to better protect workers performing tasks in confined spaces, such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks, from asphyxiation and other potentially fatal hazards. After being issued in May 2015, it became effective on August 3, 2015. As of March 8, 2016, however, all temporary enforcement of OSHA’s new Construction Confined Space sta

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