A work environment may not seem like a confined space at first glance, but the surprising truth is that confined spaces exist in many forms. They are found in nearly every industry. Without a doubt, confined spaces expose workers to very real dangers.
When it comes to confined space training, most workers who participate in entry teams have likely been through a class where they have been taught their specific roles and responsibilities under the General Industry 1910.146 or Construction 1926.1200 regulations.
New year, new rule. As we ring out the old in 2016, we ring in the first major general industry OSHA update since the 1970s for walking-working surfaces (subpart D) and fall protection systems standards (subpart I) when a new ruling takes effect on January 17.1