“This rule will save lives of construction workers. Unlike most general industry worksites, construction sites are continually evolving, with the number and characteristics of confined spaces changing as work progresses. This rule emphasizes training, continuous worksite evaluation and communication requirements to further protect workers’ safety and health.”
— Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. David Michaels
Working in confined spaces can be incredibly dangerous, especially in the event of an emergency. OSHA has combined resources, facts and guidance for workers who work in confined spaces. Construction workers are those who are most often those who work in confined spaces.
If your business is in construction, or you yourself are a construction worker, visit OSHA’s site to learn more about safety and precaution.