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Confined Space Standard for the Construction Industry
By: Gary W. Auman
Construction Confined Space
Standard – This standard has been in the works
for several years. The standard was finally published as a final rule on
May 4, 2015 with an effective date of August 3, 2015. Recently OSHA
issued a stay of enforcement until October 2, 2015. During this period
OSHA will not issue citations to employers making a good faith effort to
comply with the new standard as long as the employer is in compliance
with the training requirements for a competent person under Section
1926.21(b)(6)(i) or those found in Section 1926.1207. During this 60-day
period employers not in compliance with either of these standards may be
cited for a violation os Section 1926.1207(a). While this rule is being
touted as very similar to the General Industry Confined Space Standard,
it does contain some nuances that are unique to it and to the
construction industry. [See
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