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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

DOL/OSHA

RIN: 1218-AB47

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Confined Spaces in Construction

Abstract: In January 1993, OSHA issued a general industry rule to protect employees who enter confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146). This standard does not apply to the construction industry because of differences in the nature of the worksite in the construction industry. In discussions with the United Steel Workers of America on a settlement agreement for the general industry standard, OSHA agreed to issue a proposed rule to extend confined-space protection to construction workers appropriate to their work environment.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926.36

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 40 USC 333

Legal Deadline: None

Timetable:

Action

Date

FR Cite

SBREFA Panel Report

11/24/2003

 

NPRM

11/28/2007

72 FR 67351

NPRM Comment Period End

01/28/2008

 

NPRM Comment Period Extended

02/28/2008

73 FR 3893

Public Hearing

07/22/2008

 

Close Record

10/23/2008

 

Final Action

11/00/2011

 

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes

Agency Contact:
Bill Parsons
Acting Director, Directorate of Construction
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3468,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2020
Fax:202 693-1689