The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will grant a two-month window for training when its new standard on confined spaces in construction goes into effect next Monday, Aug. 3. Full enforcement will then commence on Friday, Oct. 2.

In attention to training employees on the new standard, companies are being urged to use the 60 days to procure any necessary equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE).

Full details are available in “Temporary Enforcement Policy for Construction Work in Confined Spaces.”

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