OSHA Agrees to Postpone Confined Spaces Rule Enforcement

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 5, 2015 2 Comments

In a victory for single-family residential home builders, the Occupation Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced Oct. 2 its decision to delay enforcement of the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard until Jan. 8, 2016.

Though the ruling became effective Aug. 3, OSHA has agreed to refrain from issuing citations to any employer that is making good-faith efforts to comply with the standard.

This temporary enforcement policy applies to construction on single-family homes, duplexes and townhouses in federal jurisdictions, but does not include multi-unit apartment building. OSHA-approved state plan enforcement dates may vary; for more information visit osha.gov/dcsp/osp.

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  1. The bureaucracy is licking its chops at the revenue they will be able to generate with these citations.

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