Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents|
| Record Type:||Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment|
| Title:||Section 5 - V. Effective Date|
V. Effective Date
In developing the final rule, OSHA has considered whether a delayed effective date is necessary for any of the provisions of the standard. Employers will need time to integrate their procedures for complying with the provisions in this standard as applied to land-side confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres. Although the record indicates that the new provisions (training, rescue, and duties to other employers) being used on board vessels and vessel sections are current industry practice, under this standard they also have been expanded to include land-side operations. OSHA believes that a period of 90 days will be adequate for this purpose, since most of the requirements in the final rule do not require extensive training or major modifications of existing work practices. This amount of time will be adequate for employers to ensure that their work practices conform to the requirements of the revised standard.
|Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents|
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