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2017. CONFINED SPACES IN CONSTRUCTION (PART 1926) (CONSTRUCTION: PREVENTING SUFFOCATION/EXPLOSIONS IN CONFINED SPACES)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 40 USC 333

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926.36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In January 1993, OSHA issued a general industry rule on preventing suffocation/explosions in confined spaces (58 FR 4462). This standard does not apply to the construction industry because of differences in the nature of the worksite. In discussions with the United Steel Workers of America on a settlement agreement for the general industry standard, OSHA agreed to issue a proposed rule to extend the protection to construction workers, appropriate to their work environment. One million construction workers are exposed to this hazard annually. OSHA intends to issue a proposed rule addressing this construction industry hazard in the spring of 1999, after extensive discussion with the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and other stakeholders.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM 04/00/99

Small Entities Affected: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Russell B. Swanson, Director, Construction Standards, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N3306, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 219-8644
Fax: 202 219-6599

RIN: 1218-AB47




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