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WEBINAR: The New Confined Spaces in Construction: The Big Picture

June 30, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

All webinar times are in ET

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE


A is adding a new subpart (Subpart AA) to provide protections to employees working in confined spaces in construction. This new subpart replaces OSHA’s one training requirement for confined space work with a comprehensive standard that includes a permit program designed to protect employees from exposure to many hazards associated with work in confined spaces, including atmospheric and physical hazards. Please join us for our second webinar of our two part series and learn what those hazards might be and how to address them.

At the completion of the webinar, contractors will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of construction work or activities covered under the scope of the final rule.
  • Understand the requirements of a written confined spaces program
  • Understand the responsibilities of all parties that may be affected by the final rule (i.e. entry employer, host employer, and controlling contractor)
  • Understand the criteria for properly implementing a confined space rescue plan (outside vs. in-house rescue and emergency services)
  • Understand an employer’s responsibilities related to the training of personnel 


Jessica Douma                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Regulatory Analyst, Directorate of Construction                                                                                                                                                                                                         OSHA

Jessica L. Douma has been a regulatory analyst with OSHA’s Directorate of Construction since 2006, and has worked on several standards and a variety of subjects for the Office of Construction Standards and Guidance during that time. She has contributed to the agency’s work in confined spaces, communication tower safety, cranes and derricks, steel erection, silica exposure, and injury and illness prevention.  She has been the project officer for the confined spaces rulemaking for the past 8 years. 

Prior to 2006, she worked for OSHA as a Presidential Management Fellow from 2004 to 2006, including a three-month detail with the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.  She received a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts with a double concentration in English Literature and Government from the College of William and Mary in 2000

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