COMPARISON: STATE VS FEDERAL
Wisconsin does not have its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.
Wisconsin’s safety and health rules govern public sector (state and local government operations) workplaces. The state has adopted the federal confined space rules by reference and adopted its own rules that are stricter than federal rules for air monitoring, training, and safe work practices.
The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) administers the state workplace safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.
PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE
The sampling device must be calibrated relative to the oxygen content of the ambient air at the time of sampling. Calibration of the sampling device relative to the oxygen content must be performed where the 20.9 percent natural content of oxygen in the air is most likely to occur.
Note: Oxygen calibration should not be performed near a confined space opening.
A sampling device that has a zero set must be zeroed in a clean atmosphere before each sampling. Calibration of a sampling device must be conducted as often as recommended by the manufacturer, but at least once every 6 months.
The sampling device or a nonsparking probe attached to the sampling device must be used to sample the atmosphere of a confined space. When entry to a confined space is by means of a manhole, a probe must be inserted ...
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