US OSHA Regulatory Update Confined Space in General Industry and Construction-Permit Required Confined Space Checklist

Confined spaces may present hazardous physical and atmospheric working conditions. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure these hazards are recognized and mitigated prior to work being conducted within the confined space, and in compliance with the relevant regulations for General Industry 29 CFR 1910.256 or Construction 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA.

IT is strongly encouraged to review and understand the regulations available at the U.S. OSHA website ( prior to attempting any confined space entry. The regulations preamble and U.S. OSHA web page are additional sources of information that should be consulted to help ensure a complete understanding of these regulations. It is important to note that though there are many similarities between the Confined Space regulations for General Industry and Construction, there are several key differences between 29CFR1910.146 and 29CFR1926 Subpart AA. In its FAQ document, (

Checklists available below

Permit Required Confined Space Checklist Many health and safety challenges may be associated with confined spaces. Use the following checklist to help evaluate some considerations for entering a confined space. This checklist should not be relied upon isolation. Always follow all applicable standards and regulations.

Confined Spaces in 7 minutes

GOALS This safety session teaches employees: • The basic requirements of the confined spaces in construction standard • The differences between the construction standard and the general industry standard

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