What is OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Labour.
The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Confined spaces are some of the most hazardous areas in any workplace. Due to the additional hazards present, otherwise routine tasks may become extremely dangerous when working in confined spaces. Employees must be aware of all the hazards involved, as well as the safe work practices, procedures, and equipment required to make a safe entry.
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