Construction workers often perform tasks in confined spaces such as pits, manholes, and crawl spaces which are not designed for continuous occupancy and can be very difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. Confined spaces can present life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation. These hazards can largely be prevented if addressed prior to entering the space to perform work.
This booklet is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the requirements for practices and procedures to protect employees engaged in construction activities at work-sites with one or more confined spaces.
This 16 page booklet is an excellent resource to compliment our training program, and addresses the following areas:
Contents of the OSHA standard (1926 Subpart AA)
Hazards of confined spaces
Permit-required confined space program
Duties of authorized entrants
Duties of attendants
Duties of entry supervisors
Personal protective equipment