Unified Agenda - Table of Contents|
Priority: Other 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 to protect employees who enter confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146). This standard does not apply to the construction industry because of differences in the nature of the worksite in the construction industry. 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 confined-space protection to construction workers appropriate to their work environment.
|SBREFA Panel Report||11/24/03|
Small Entities Affected: Businesses
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Agency Contact: Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Construction, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3467, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210 Phone: 202 693-2020 Fax: 202 693-1678
|Unified Agenda - Table of Contents|