WEBINAR: The New Confined Spaces in Construction: What’s Different?

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Non-Member Price: FREE

The new confined spaces in construction standard is similar in content and organization to the general industry confined spaces standard, but also incorporates several provisions from the proposed rule to address construction-specific hazards, accounts for advancements in technology, and incorporates letters of interpretation issued for the general industry standard. This webinar is the first of a two part webinar series. Please join us to learn the key differences between the construction standard and the general industry standard which many in the construction industry implemented to some degree.

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

  • Identify the key differences between the confined spaces in construction standard and the general industry confined spaces standard
  • Understand which requirements are the same between the two standards


Jessica Douma
Regulatory Analyst, Directorate of Construction

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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