Tag: confined space standard

Avoid the Potential Catastrophes of Confined Spaces

Have you recently checked on your permit-required confined space compliance? Risks can go well beyond hefty Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines. Potential outcomes of confined space entry can be serious, even fatal, and include asphyxiation, engulfed or trapped workers, explosions or fires, and electrical and struck-by hazards. There are confined spaces in workplaces […]

OSHA Launches Confined Space Enforcement Programs

Two regional offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched regional emphasis programs (REP) to enforce the agency’s permit-required confined spaces standard (29 CFR §1910.146) in the transportation and tank-cleaning industries. OSHA’s Region 5 office (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) initiated an REP effective August 2, and the agency’s Region 6 […]