Archive for August, 2015

New OSHA Standard 1926 Part AA – Confined Space Safety for Construction Sector

IES STATEMENT: OSHA CONSTRUCTION STANDARD 1926 SUB PART AA EFFECTIVE August 3, 2015 In May 2015, OSHA adopted regulations creating new safety standards and requirements for construction projects related to confined spaces. These requirements affect both owners and contractors of construction projects. The regulations went into effect August 3rd, with limited enforcement until October 2nd if parties adhere to certain minimum standards. We encourage project owners, safety managers and planners to familiarize themselves with the interim and final requirements. Sub Part AA of OSHA 1926 provides requirements for protecting workers on construction sites from potential hazards involving enclosed and confined…

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