Tunnel Safety a Regulatory Perspective

Description: Learn about safe and unsafe conditions and challenges faced during tunnel construction. Tunneling is often misunderstood as a confined space but has its own unique safety standards. The owner of a tunnel project is required to apply to Cal-OSHA for a tunnel classification prior to bidding and in all cases prior to actual underground construction. This differs from Federal OSHA standards for tunnel classification that relies on the employer classifying the tunnel as gassy based upon their own gas readings taken underground.
  Instructor(s): Jim L. Henze, CSP, CAL-OSHA Mining & Tunneling, San Bernardino, CA
  Level: B