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Confined Spaces (Construction)
National Summary

This topic covers work in confined spaces on construction worksites. Effective August 3, 2015, OSHA's rule for confined space work in the construction industry will cover employers with employees working at construction sites with one or more confined spaces. Sites include buildings, highways, bridges, tunnels, utility lines, and other types of projects. Also potentially affected are general contractors, as well as specialty-trade construction contractors and employers engaged in some types of residential construction work.

The rule includes requirements for training, identification and assessment of confined spaces, hazard analysis, entering, working, exiting, and rescue for confined spaces containing a variety of different hazards.

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TypeTitleDateState
Final Rules 29 CFR 1926 - Confined Spaces in Construction 05/04/2015National
Interpretations Application of the Confined Spaces Advisor to construction; personal fall arrest system requirements [1926.21(b)(6)(i); 1926.353(b); 1926.502(d); 1926.651(g); 1926.800; 1926.956; 1926.146(a)] 11/03/2000National
Interpretations Clarification of "continuous forced air ventilation" for PRCS entry work. [1910.146(c)(5)(i); 1910.146(c)(5)(ii)(E)] 11/17/2005National
Regulatory Analysis Confined Spaces (Construction)  National
Checklists Confined spaces in construction entry employer checklist  National
Forms Confined spaces in construction entry permit  National
Interpretations Construction of aboveground storage tanks and confined space; §§1926.21(b)(6) and 1910.146; General duty clause 07/10/2006National
Checklists Entry supervisor inspection checklist--Confined spaces in construction  National
News Infographic: Confined Spaces in Construction 06/08/2015National
News OSHA postpones full enforcement of confined spaces in construction standard 07/13/2015National
News OSHA publishes final rule on confined spaces in construction 05/05/2015National
Questions & Answers Our employees at times have to look into an attic to see the level of insulation. Is this a confined space and entry into a confined space under the new confined spaces in construction standard? 06/25/2015National
Interpretations Soil testing and confined space.[1926.21] 06/15/1992National
News The confined spaces in construction standard: Are you ready? 07/08/2015National
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