Two Confined Space Standards - Which one is for you?

Bruce Magee, United Rentals

Two Confined Space Standards - Which one is for you?

Even though OSHA’s construction industry-focused confined space regulations have been out since 2015, there is still much confusion as to exactly which Standard should be followed. This presentation will help to clarify and address the misunderstanding between when workers should follow the General Industry Standard, 1910.146, and the Construction Industry Standard, 1926 Subpart AA. Keeping those clarifications in mind, we will then address the importance of training your workers on the proper standard and provide ways to ensure everyone is compliant and safe.

Date: Tuesday, March 1

Start Time:  11:00 am

End Time:  11:45 am

Track(s): Excavator, Electric,  Oil & Gas, Public Works, Water & Sewer, Telecom


Bruce Magee is a Region Product Development Manager for United Rentals Trench Safety, specializing in training support for key customers across North America. He has held various branch, district and regional positions in his 40 years in the field of industrial equipment distribution. In the last 25 years with United Rentals, he has specialized in trench and excavation work. He has delivered more than 380 OSHA Competent Person Classes to thousands of people in the underground construction industry. He has presented on the safety requirements of both Trench/Excavation and Confined Space at more than 100 engineering conferences and seminars throughout the country and has provided training to OSHA compliance officers in numerous states. He regularly speaks on these topics to trade associations, engineering firms, construction companies, student groups and safety professionals across the US and Canada.

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