The term "confined space" is used quite often when discussing safety issues at industrial plants, municipalities and large complexes, even when discussing road and utility work. The term is not always applied correctly, however. The reason why it's important to know what constitutes a confined space is because OSHA has recently instituted some specific confined-space regulations that require employers to provide employees with selected personal-protection equipment. So it's important to know the basics on the topic.

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Recently, the Federal Highway Administration, (FHWA) notified ISEA and further clarified what it requires for compliance. It all boils down to that workers in traffic need to have 360-degree visibility.