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Permit Spaces: OSHA Regulations Regarding Confined Space Hazards

Permit Spaces: OSHA Regulations Regarding Confined Space Hazards
Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C.

OSHA regulations address all types of workplace hazards, including those involving confined spaces in which workers may perform certain job duties.

As noted by OSHA, confined spaces may pose serious hazards to workers, including risks of:

  • Hazardous substances and asphyxiation or engulfment;
  • Dangerous atmosphere
  • Converging or sloping walls; and
  • Other health and safety hazards.

Confined spaces which contain one or more of the hazards mentioned above require enter permits. In addition to drafting entry permits, employers must also take a number of other proactive steps to ensure workers’ safety, including comprehensive safety compliance plans, posted warnings, training, and the creation of other policies.

On our latest OSHA blog, we delve into OSHA regulations for permit-required confined spaces, what employers need to do to protect workers and avoid citations, and how our firm can help.

Read the full blog on our website.