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• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Part 1915, Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1915

[Docket No. S-050]

Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment; Final Rule

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The previous Subpart B of part 1915 sets out requirements for work in explosive and other dangerous atmospheres in vessels and vessel sections and applies to shipbuilding, ship repairing, and shipbreaking operations and to related employment. The final rule being promulgated today extends the protection afforded by these previous rules to employees entering any confined or enclosed space or working in any other dangerous atmosphere in or out of a shipyard. The final rule also simplifies and clarifies some of the requirements in the previous standards.

The final rule includes requirements for a shipyard competent person, a Marine Chemist, a Certified Industrial hygienist, or a Coast Guard authorized person to evaluate conditions within a confined or enclosed space and to institute measures to ensure that entrants are protected. It also contains requirements for posting unsafe spaces, for safe performance of cleaning, cold work, and hot work, and for classifying a person as a shipyard competent person.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The Final Rule becomes effective on October 24, 1994.

ADDRESSES: In compliance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), the Agency designates for receipt of petitions for review of the standard the Associate Solicitor of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of the Solicitor, room S4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James F. Foster, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, room N3647, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210 (202-219-8148).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The principal authors of this final rule are Joseph V. Daddura, Project Officer and Odet Shaw, Office of Maritime Standards; Michael B. Moore, Office of Fire Protection Engineering and Safety Systems; Paul Bolon, Office of Regulatory Analysis: and Claudia Thurber, Project Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor.

Table of Contents

I.    Background
II.   Summary and Explanation of Final Rule
III.  Statutory Considerations
IV.   Summary of Final Regulatory Impact Analysis, Regulatory Flexibility
      Certification, and Environmental Impact Assessment
V.    Effective Date
VI.   Information Collection Requirements
VII.  Federalism
VIII. State Plans
IX.   Authority
[59 FR 37816, July 25, 1994]

Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents

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