Thursday, June 18, 2015
Confined Spaces by AMA as published in THE MONITOR
On May 4, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule and new standard for construction work in confined spaces. 29 CFR 1926.1200 Subpart AA (Confined Spaces in Construction) is now aligned with those protections found in the General Industry standard. All construction employers, whose workers may be exposed to confined space hazards, are affected by the rule. Additionally, all employers must have a written confined space program if workers will enter permit spaces. The rule goes into effect August 5, 2015.