Confined spaces aren't just uncomfortable: they can also pose severe risks to workers' health and safety. Here are a few things you need to know about confined spaces, new regulations, and how to keep workers safe.
What is a Confined Space?
The definition of "confined space," according to OSHA, is an area that:
- is large enough for workers to enter;
- is not designed for long-term occupancy;
- and has limited and/or difficult entrances and exits.
This is a broad definition, which means that confined spaces are bound to be a common occurrence in the construction industry. However, the good news is that, with this information, you can make better workplace safety decisions and adhere to updated regulations in every situation.