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Department of Labor (DOL) RIN: 1218-AB47
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Title: Confined Spaces in Construction (Part 1926): Preventing Suffocation/Explosions in Confined Spaces

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.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL) Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage

Major: No Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926.36

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

Legal Deadline: None

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
SBREFA Panel Report 11/24/2003  
NPRM 11/00/2007  

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses Federalism: No

Energy Effects: No Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

Initial (Administrative Startup and /or Capital) Cost: $0 Yearly (Annual Operating) Cost: $0


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

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