With full enforcement of OSHA’s new rule for construction work in confined spaces set for October 2, 2015, construction firms large and small need to understand their roles and responsibilities for communicating safety hazards at construction sites.
Understanding the roles of all parties involved is an essential element of hazard communication. It’s sometimes unclear, even for seasoned construction pros.
The three basic roles, as defined by OSHA, are:
This is usually the owner of the site, but may be a firm representing the owner, such as a general contractor.
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