On Oct. 2, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcing its new standard on “Confined Spaces in Construction.”

Will your firm be ready?  Can your workers recognize a confined space?  Do they know not to enter such a site without proper training?

One of ARTBA’s experts will explain all of the requirements and responsibilities contractors are now facing in order to comply with this new standard during this 60-minute webinar on Sept. 9.

With a special emphasis on roadway and transportation construction, 35-year safety and health training veteran Van Howell will address: typical confined spaces found in roadway/transportation construction operations, common hazards, permitting and entry requirements, contractor program plan elements, personal protective equipment, prior-to-entry planning and evaluation, rescue, differences between the new construction standard and the general industry standard, and much more.

About the Presenter

Van Arden Howell: Van draws upon nearly four decades of experience that has included key roles with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Labor—Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Howell is currently associate director at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at the University of California San Diego. He is also a part of the nationwide network of trainers who work with ARTBA to provide a range of programs, including on-site courses, federally-supported classes and professional development.

Register now for the webinar, which takes place 1-2 p.m. EST Sept. 9. The cost is $125 for ARTBA members; $150 for non-members.