Philip E. MyersChevron Research & Technology Co.Richmond, Calif. A description of OSHA's recent confined space regulation explains its requirements and implications for aboveground storage tank operations. A flow diagram has been designed to help determine which spaces qualify for regulation under the rule. BACKGROUND On Jan. 14, 1993, the U.S. Occupational Safety, & Health Administration (OSHA) adopted the final confined space entry rules, promulgated in 58 FR 4462. Compliance with these requirements began on Apr. 1%, 1993 (see 29 CFR 1910.146). These regulations require employers to set up at all faci...

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