Construction Workers in Confined Spaces Will Come Under New Protection Rule

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that construction workers who work in confined spaces such as tanks and manholes will come under a new rule that will provide them with increased protection.

In an effort to prevent deaths on the job, multiple employers at a work site will be required to disclose safety information and regularly monitor safety hazards. Safety training for workers and frequent assessment of work sites will also be required.

This rule is scheduled to take effect August 3, 2015.

Read more from U.S. News & World Report here.

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