Overview: ARTBA is offering a webinar from 1-2 p.m. EDT Sept. 9 to explain new requirements for working in confined spaces.  On May 4, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new regulation that significantly changes how the transportation construction industry must prepare, allow access, and operate in and around confined spaces. It becomes effective Oct. 2.

Topics discussed include: 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.

Presenter: Van Arden Howell:  A 35-year veteran of safety and health training, Howell draws upon experience from key roles with the U.S. Navy and OSHA. He currently is associate director at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at the University of California San Diego. Howell also is part of ARTBA’s nationwide network of safety trainers who offer a range of programs, including on-site courses, federally-supported classes and professional development.