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NEW - CS Part 14. Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams was amended, Effective January 3, 2020

MIOSHA has amended Construction Safety and Health Standard, Part 14.  Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams.  The proposed rules are intended to continue to meet current OSHA requirements and to enhance the safety and health of employees through clarification of the following rules:

• R 408.41405 Applicability.

• R 408.41461(1) Advance notice of tunnel excavation.

• R 408.41471(8) Ground support; inspections; repairs.

In addition, a definition for “auger boring and jacking” is being added to R 408.41455(2) Definitions; A to H.

 

A copy of the “revised standard” is available on the MIOSHA Standards website and here:

CS Part 14. Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams – Effective date January 3, 2020

A copy of the “strike-bold draft” is available here:

CS Part 14. Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams – Effective date January 3, 2020