Confined Spaces in Construction – New OSHA Standard – Final Rule Published

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OSHA is adding a new sub-part to provide protections to employees working in confined spaces in construction. This new sub-part replaces OSHA’s one training requirement for confined space work with a comprehensive standard that includes a permit program designed to protect employees from exposure to many hazards associated with work in confined spaces, including atmospheric and physical hazards.
The final rule is similar in content and organization to the general industry confined spaces standard, but also incorporates several provisions from the proposed rule to address construction-specific hazards, accounts for advancements in technology, and improves enforceability of the requirements. Med-Tex Services has long supported this need for an individual sub-part relating to protecting construction workers who will be working in confined spaces and will continue to support our clients who require this specialized awareness training for their employees. Contact us for more information regarding our Confined Space Awareness / Rescue Training. For your convenience we have provided a  link to the “Final Rule” below.
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