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Current rule activity

* Adopted rule changes to Confined Spaces Standard for General Industry and Construction Administrative Rules 10/24/14


Div 2, General Industry, Sub J

General Environmental Controls

Div 2, General Industry, Sub L

Fire Protection

Div 3, Construction, Sub C

General Safety and Health Provisions

Div 4, Agriculture, Sub J

Work Environment

Interpretations | Program Directives | Alerts


Carbon Monoxide Gas Formation in Closed Dairy Equipment 5/14/15

Train the Trainer 7/24/13

Rescue work in confined spaces 7/24/13

Retrieval systems 7/24/13

Fall Protection in Confined Spaces 10/9/12

Entry rescue 9/23/96

Using PVC for general ventilation 6/26/96

Program Directives

Citations: Paperwork and Written Program Violations 1/25/12

Confined Spaces and Permit Required Confined Spaces in General Industry and Construction 12/31/14

Fact Sheets/Hazard Alerts/Technical Notes

Technical Note: Rescue descent equipment 5/10/96

Hazard Alert: Garbage truck - Lockout/Tagout failure 8/7/13

Hazard Alert: Exposure to hazards associated with temporary enclosures Federal OSHA 5/30/02

Hazard Alert: Engulfment and suffocation in grain bins 10/3/11

Hazard Alert: Confined spaces - winery vessels 2/21/14

Hazard Alert: Asphyxiation in pits - Potential confined space problem 8/7/13

Fact Sheet: Confined spaces 8/6/13

Checklists and Fill-in Forms

Alternate entry form form

Confined space/permit space evaluation survey form

Confined spaces: permit-required checklist

Entry permit form

Permit space evaluation form form

Permit space program form


Publications | Education | Related | Video


Form and document samples 1/10/12

Confined spaces and permit spaces 11/20/14

Occupational safety for the death care industry 9/23/14

Education and training

Online Courses / Current Workshops

All Class Materials

Confined spaces Class Materials

Confined Space Safety Instructor Guide

Confined Space Safety Workbook

PESO: Bilingual training for employers with Hispanic workers

Tools and resources

Summary of Comments and Agency Decisions to Confined Spaces in General Industry and Construction (Final rule adopted 10/20/14, AO 5-2014)

Summary of Comments and Agency Decisions to Confined Spaces in General Industry and Construction (Final rule adopted 9/28/12, AO 6-2012)

Trench Cave In - Video clip

Video/DVD Library

Look for Confined spaces videos on our Resource Center Website

Streaming or download video

Trench Cave In - Video clip

Related information

Comparison Document for Confined Spaces, Oregon OSHA Administrative Order 6-2012, adopted 9/28/2012, effective 4/1/2013