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Confined Spaces in Construction: The Big Picture

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Jessica Douma, Regulatory Analyst, OSHA
Category: AQC, Training and Education  
The new confined spaces in construction standard was published on May 4, 2015, and is similar in content and organization to the general industry confined spaces standard. It also incorporates several provisions from the proposed rule to address construction-specific hazards, accounts for advancements in technology, and incorporates letters of interpretation issued for the general industry standard.  Participants will learn about what safety precautions employers are required to take when their workers are engaged in construction work in confined spaces.

  • Educate members on the confined Spaces in construction standard
PowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

 Jessica L. Douma has been a regulatory analyst with OSHA’s Directorate of Construction since 2006, and has worked on several standards and a variety of subjects for the Office of Construction Standards and Guidance during that time. She has contributed to the agency’s work in confined spaces, communication tower safety, cranes and derricks, steel erection, silica exposure, and injury and illness prevention.  She has been the project officer for the confined spaces rulemaking for the past 8 years.  

Prior to 2006, she worked for OSHA as a Presidential Management Fellow from 2004 to 2006, including a three-month detail with the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.  She received a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts with a double concentration in English Literature and Government from the College of William and Mary in 2000.

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