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Confined Spaces (Construction)
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This topic covers employers with employees working in confined spaces on construction worksites with one or more confined spaces. Confined space activities beyond maintenance such as construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating, are covered under the construction rule. Sites include buildings, residences, 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.

For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:

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Applies to News & White Papers
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
Forms Confined Space in Construction Evaluation Worksheet  National
Regulatory Analysis Confined Spaces (Construction)  National
Guidance Documents Confined Spaces General Industry vs. Construction  National
Trainer's Outlines Confined Spaces in Construction [7-Minute Safety Trainer]  National
Handouts Confined Spaces in Construction [7-Minute Safety Trainer]  National
Quizzes Confined Spaces in Construction [7-Minute Safety Trainer]  National
Checklists Confined spaces in construction entry employer checklist  National
Forms Confined spaces in construction entry permit  National
Plans Confined spaces in construction plan  National
Guidance Documents Confined Spaces in Construction Plan--Tips and considerations  National
Forms Confined Spaces in Construction Survey List  National
Regulations Confined Spaces in Construction--Subpart AA  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
Questions & Answers I do not see a Construction in Confined Spaces program in the available material. Can someone please send me a Construction in Confined Spaces Program? This obviously is for the new Construction in Confined Spaces Standard. 09/14/2015National
Forms List of authorized confined spaces in construction entrants  National
Forms List of Authorized Rescue Personnel  National
News OSHA further extends confined space enforcement deadline 10/16/2015National
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
Forms Reclassification of Confined Space in Construction  National
Interpretations Soil testing and confined space.[1926.21] 06/15/1992National
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