Safety in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces - such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks - are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. People working in confined spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation. Before it begins work at a worksite, each employer must ensure that a competent ... [Continue Reading]

Avoiding Hazards of Confined Spaces

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered "confined spaces" because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ... [Continue Reading]

Hazards of Confined Spaces Continue to Raise Concern

The hazards of confined spaces continue to make headlines, and this month has been no exception. OSHA’s ruling last year has been priority as confined spaces in construction present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be avoided if they are recognized and addressed prior to entering these spaces to perform work. People working in confined spaces face life-threatening ... [Continue Reading]