The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, effective August 3, 2015.

During this period, employers who make good faith efforts to comply with the standard will not be issued a citation, however they must be in compliance with either the new or previous standard. Good faith includes scheduling training for employees, ordering equipment, and taking alternative measures to educate and protect employees from confined space hazards.

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