New 2015 OSHA Confined Space Entry Regulation for Construction (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) are improving safety and health protections for America’s construction workers. There are 5 key differences from the general industry regulation, 29 CFR 1910.146, to the new construction rule, and several areas where OSHA has clarified existing requirements. The five new requirements include:
More detailed provisions requiring coordinated activities when there are multiple employers at the worksite. This will ensure hazards are not introduced into a confined space by workers performing tasks outside the space. An example would be a generator running near the entrance of a confined space causing a buildup of carbon monoxide within the space.
Requiring a competent person to evaluate the work site and identify confined spaces, including permit spaces.
Requiring continuous atmospheric monitoring whenever possible.
Requiring continuous monitoring of engulfment hazards. For example, when workers are performing work in a storm sewer, a storm upstream from the workers could cause flash flooding. An electronic sensor or observer posted upstream from the work site could alert workers in the space at the first sign of the hazard, giving the workers time to evacuate the space safely.
Allowing for the suspension of a permit, instead of cancellation, in the event of changes from the entry conditions list on the permit or an unexpected event requiring evacuation of the space. The space must be returned to the entry conditions listed on the permit before re-entry.
To help employers to comply with these new regulations, National Safety Compliance will be providing updated products that are produced specifically for this new Confined Spaces in Construction Regulations.
This complete training kit includes the following items:
#KD15-075 Confined Spaces in Construction Safety Training Kit w/DVD $125.00
CD-Rom containing all necessary documentation (printable) for the above Training Kit, such as: Program Outlines, Quiz (English & Spanish), PowerPoint™ Presentations (English & Spanish), Fill-in-the-Blank Manuals, Quizzes (English & Spanish), Answer Keys, Certificates, Training Log/Sign-in Form, Wallet Card / ID Card, and New OSHA Regulation 1926 Subpart AA
#1926-book OSHA Construction Industry Regulations $29.95
#LP855 Confined Spaces Can Kill Poster 18″ x 24″ Laminated $10.95
#BP15-075 Confined Spaces in Construction Employee Training Booklets (pkg of 10) $12.50
#OSHA-CFS10 Confined Spaces in Construction Regulations Student Supplement (pkg of 10) $12.50
#EP1C – Confined Space Entry Permits for Construction (pkg of 25) $5.95