New OSHA standards coming for construction confined spaces, electrical safety
Subpart V: Electric Power Generation
Subpart S: Electrical Safety
Cranes and Derricks
Improved clarity â€” it is designed to be more easily understood by small construction employers who do not have separate safety staff.
Hazard assessment â€” it outlines a step-by-step approach for the employer to use when assessing confined spaces at the construction site.
Multiple employers â€” since most construction sites involve multiple employers, it addresses coordination and information sharing responsibilities with respect to the general contractor and the subcontractors.
Enhanced safety requirements for sewer-type spaces â€” for example, an early warning system to guard against upstream hazards headed downstream.
Hazard communication revisions