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OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Safety by on June 28, 2017 0 Comments
OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA recently consulted with NAHB to develop a fact sheet to aid residential builders in meeting the standard issued in 2015 to protect workers from hazards related to confined spaces in construction work.

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NAHB, OSHA Settle Litigation on Confined Spaces Rule

Filed in Safety by on May 25, 2016 4 Comments

The settlement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential home building industry.

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Confined Spaces Regulation Now In Effect

Filed in Codes and Standards, Safety by on March 9, 2016 9 Comments
Confined Spaces Regulation Now In Effect

A temporary stay of enforcement by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) on the Confined Spaces in Construction Standard ended Tuesday.

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Temporary Stay for Confined Spaces Rule Extended

Filed in Education, IBS, Safety by on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Temporary Stay for Confined Spaces Rule Extended

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) this week announced a decision to further delay enforcement of the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard, this time for an additional 60 days.

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OSHA Agrees to Postpone Confined Spaces Rule Enforcement

Filed in Safety by on October 5, 2015 2 Comments
OSHA Agrees to Postpone Confined Spaces Rule Enforcement

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

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Enforcement of Confined Spaces Rule Postponed

Filed in Safety by on July 8, 2015 0 Comments

OSHA pushes enforcement of confined spaces rule out 60-days to give builders additional time to train employers and acquire the equipment necessary for compliance.

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NAHB Challenges OSHA Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

Filed in Legal, Safety by on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Challenges OSHA Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

NAHB today filed a Petition for Review challenging the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency’s final confined spaces in construction standard issued on May 4, 2015.

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Got Questions about Confined Spaces? Get Answers on July 7

Filed in Safety by on June 26, 2015 1 Comment
Got Questions about Confined Spaces? Get Answers on July 7

Free webinar on OSHA’s new confined spaces rule should help bring builders and developers up to speed on the requirements of the new rule, which goes into effect on Aug. 3.

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Confined Spaces Rule Unwieldy and Confusing, Builders Say

Filed in Safety by on June 6, 2015 2 Comments
Confined Spaces Rule Unwieldy and Confusing, Builders Say

Reactions from builders regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new confined spaces rule  ranged from confusion to frustration at Friday’s NAHB Construction, Safety and Health Committee meeting. Paul Bolon, OSHA Director of Construction Standards and Guidance, gave a general overview of the rule, but left a lot of unanswered questions on the table. […]

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OSHA Seeks to Protect Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

Filed in Safety by on May 4, 2015 1 Comment
OSHA Seeks to Protect Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

New rule requires employers to monitor tight areas for safety hazards.

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