The Technical Committee on Confined Space Safe Work Practices asked the same thing when we first met in 2012 to start development of the new NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work! The Committee worked to answer these questions in the new document which has a scheduled release date of November 2015.
What is missing in existing confined space regulations and standards? Where are the gaps? What is confusing about existing regulations? What additional information is needed for safe confined space entry? The Committee is dedicated to make this a document that can improve confined space safety.
Tell us your thoughts and opinions so we can continue to improve and add to the document over time! To hear more about the new document, attend my session on Wednesday June 24 at 9:30 AM in room S404bc.