OSHA’s new rule designed to protect workers in confined spaces takes effect on August 3rd, 2015. Routine tasks like installing spray-foam insulation in attics or installing plumbing in a crawlspace will require documented safety plans, and in some cases stationing an additional person outside the space to grant access. Announced May 1, the new rule specifies attics and crawl spaces due to recent fatalities. OSHA estimates the rule will prevent nearly 800 serious injuries per year. BPI will be organizing a webinar to discuss what the new rules mean for contractors in home performance and weatherization. A date to be announced soon. http://www.forresidentialpros.com/news/11996112/crawl-spaces-and-at...

For more information, see:https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3787.pdf

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