OSHA announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, which becomes effective August 3rd, 2015. The agency is postponing full enforcement of the new standard until October 2nd, 2015, in response to requests for additional time to train and acquire the equipment necessary to comply with the new standard. During this 60-day temporary enforcement period, OSHA will not issue citations to employers who make “good faith efforts” to comply with the new standard. Factors that indicate such good faith efforts include: scheduling training for employees as required by the new standard, ordering the equipment necessary to comply with the new standard, and taking alternative measures to educate and protect employees from confined space hazards.
Read full details from OSHA here.