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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB47 Publication ID: Fall 1998 
Title: Confined Spaces in Construction (Part 1926): Preventing Suffocation/Explosions in Confined Spaces 
Abstract: In January 1993, OSHA issued a general industry rule to protect employees who enter confined spaces (58 FR 4462). This standard does not apply to the construction industry because of differences in the nature of the worksite. 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 the protection to construction workers, appropriate to their work environment. One million construction workers are exposed to the hazards of confined space entry each year. OSHA intends to issue a proposed rule addressing this construction industry hazard in the summer of 1999, after extensive discussion with the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and other stakeholders. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926.36   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)    40 USC 333   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/1999    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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