May 06, 2015

Confined spaces rule could protect nearly 800 construction workers a year from serious injuries and reduce life-threatening hazards

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

News Release - May 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule* to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.

Manholes, crawl spaces, tanks and other confined spaces are not intended for continuous occupancy. They are also difficult to exit in an emergency. People working in confined spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions and asphyxiation. ... more from OSHA

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