Confined Space Entry

First Meeting of the 2015-2016 Season

From Bob Kunz: Team SAFER,

Where did the summer go!

Next Wednesday, September 2, 2015, is the start of the 2015-16 SAFER meeting calendar.

In consideration of the continued interest, we will begin the new calendar where we left off with further discussion on the new OSHA Confined Space in Construction standard. The discussion will be orientated towards the written program (thanks to Rick Devine for saving me on this) and rescue coordination/preparation. To close the meeting, we will explore crane operation using the attached Link-Belt RTC 8050 Series II information (please print a copy for class). The exploration will place you within a group setting to assess six (6) operational scenarios.

Dimeo Construction will sponsor the meeting.

Please RSVP to bkunz@dimeo.com, or Ed Conway at Conway.Edward@dol.gov .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Link Belt RTC 8050 Series II Specificatons and Annual Inspection Report

OSHA Issues 60-Day Postponement of Full Enforcement to Construction Confined Space Standard

The enforcement date for the standard has been extended from August 3, 2015 to October 2, 2015. The postponement give employers “making good faith efforts to comply with the new standard” some additional time before a citation is issued. Please note the effective date remains the same. See the attached letter from OSHA.Temporary Enforcement Policy for Construction Work in Confined Spaces