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Confined Spaces (Construction)
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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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