Permit space programs and OSHA rules meant to protect employees

Wright, Deborah Wicker
June 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);6/30/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 26, pP28
The article discusses occupational health and safety rules and written permit space programs that aim to protect employees from occupational injuries and illnesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workplace owners to identify dangerous areas and designate what hazards are eminent. The U.S. Department of Labor has reported that about 1,040 employees suffered nonfatal work related injuries and ailments in 2006. Types of equipment for safe entry into a permit space are cited.


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