Confined Spaces

Confined Space Entry Supervisor

What do confined space entry supervisors for construction sites need to know?

A confined space is a space that is just large enough for a worker to enter through and perform a designated job duty. The entry and exit is often small or difficult to navigate through, but just big enough for a worker to occupy for a limited amount of time. Confined spaces might include sewers, …

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Confined Space Entry Permit

What information should be included in a confined space entry permit?.

Confined spaces are dangerous. Compared to other work environments, confined spaces are more likely to cause severe accidents. Because these hazards exist, it is vital to have a confined space entry permit to enter these spaces. The confined space entry permit is a document that must be created before workers enter a confined space. It …

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Permit Required Confined Space

How are confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces different?

Confined spaces are not uncommon in many work sites. An enclosed space is an area that has limited means of entry and that is not intended for continued occupation. Maintenance tunnels, silos and tanks are all examples of a confined space. Confined spaces are often dangerous places to work, with hazards that workers in other …

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OSHA Confined Space Training

Why should OSHA confined spaces training be important to workers?

OSHA confined space training provides employers and employees with the knowledge to work safely in confined spaces. Confined spaces are areas that are large enough for an employee to enter and perform assigned tasks.They have limited or restricted entry or exit and are not designed for continuous occupancy. Many industries’ workers have a critical need …

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Confined Space Safety

The top 3 factors that compromise confined space safety

While confined spaces are not necessarily designed for people, workers often need to access these spaces to perform maintenance, repairs or inspections. Maintenance tunnels, silos, tanks and pipes are all examples of confined spaces workers may need to access. But while this work is necessary, confined spaces are often very dangerous work environments. Workers in …

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Confined Space Certification

What should be included in your confined space certification process?

Confined spaces are some of the most dangerous places that workers can find themselves in. Injury, entrapment, and exposure to harmful materials and gases are a few of the hazards that workers can face inside a confined space. This is why only trained personnel should enter a confined space, and why some confined spaces even …

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Confined Space Rescue

Explore 4 reasons your work site needs a well-trained confined space rescue team

Working within confined spaces is often necessary. Maintenance tunnels and other confined spaces are not designed for workers to be inside them for long. But these places sometimes need to be maintained or repaired. Working in these areas can be very dangerous and should only be attempted by trained personnel. Workers who have undergone confined …

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Confined Space Entry

Do you need special training before you can do a confined space entry?

OSHA defines a confined space as one that is large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, but that has limited means of entry and exit. Storage bins, maintenance holes and tunnels, silos, and tanks are all examples of confined spaces that a worker might need to enter.  What are some of the …

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Confined Space Rescue Equipment

3 items of confined space rescue equipment oilfield workers need access to

Workers in confined spaces face challenges every day that many other workers do not. Confined spaces are not designed for continuous occupancy and have limited means of entering and exiting. Workers can also be exposed to environmental hazards in these spaces. The oil industry often requires workers to enter and work in confined spaces. In …

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Confined Space Definition

What is the definition of a confined space and why should your business be aware of it?

Oftentimes, a workplace will have a confined space that could present serious health and safety hazards to workers if not properly assessed. Professional health and safety consulting firms like Basin Safety are great options for those looking to protect both their workers and their company. What is the definition of “confined space”? According to the …

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