Working in confined spaces may pose inherent dangers. OSHA regulations help ensure employers take effective steps to mitigate or eliminate these dangers. OSHA revised its confined space regulations for general industry (Standard 1910.146) in 1994, but some believe the standard didn’t fit well for construction projects. In 2015, OSHA introduced more stringent regulations designed specifically …
Bruce Magee is a Region Product Development Manager for United Rentals Trench Safety, specializing in training support for key customers across North America. He has held various branch, district and regional positions in his 40 years in the field of industrial equipment distribution. In the last 25 years with United Rentals, he has specialized in trench and excavation work. He has delivered more than 380 OSHA Competent Person Classes to thousands of people in the underground construction industry. He has presented on the safety requirements of both Trench/Excavation and Confined Space at more than 100 engineering conferences and seminars throughout the country and has provided training to OSHA compliance officers in numerous states. He regularly speaks on these topics to trade associations, engineering firms, construction companies, student groups and safety professionals across the US and Canada.