By Mario Mendoza, Regional Sales Manager, Allegro Industries
On May 4, 2015, OSHA issued a new standard for construction work in confined space. There are five key differences from the Construction Rule, and several areas where OSHA has clarified existing requirements.
The five new requirements include:
In addition, OSHA has added provisions to the new rule that clarifies existing requirements in the General Industry standard.
Finally, several terms have been added to the definitions for the construction rule, such as “entry employer” to describe the employer who directs workers to enter a space, and “entry rescue”, added to clarify the differences in the types of rescue employers can use.
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