Confined Spaces

Oil and Gas Safety: Navigating the Oilfield with Common Sense

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Confined Space Equipment

Choosing the right confined space equipment can be the difference between life and death

Confined spaces present workers with numerous opportunities for injury and even death. From 2011 to 2018, 1,030 occupational workers died from injuries that involved a confined space. There are many different types of confined spaces such as manholes, water wells, maintenance tunnels, silos and more. Each confined space setting requires different tools. This is why

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Confined Space Entry Training

4 benefits that can come from all your workers having confined space entry training

OSHA defines a confined space as any space that is not designed for continuous occupation, and that has limited means of entry or exit. While these spaces may not have been designed for people, they often require workers to enter them for maintenance or repairs. However, this work can often be hazardous. Exposure to harmful

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Confined Space Rescue Training

5 steps workers should learn to take in confined space rescue training

Working within confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. Accidents during confined space work can often lead to serious injury and even death. OSHA reported 17 instances of confined space accidents in 2021 in the United States. Out of those 17 accidents, 100% of them resulted in the death of a worker or other personnel. A

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Confined space training requirements

What are the federal requirements for confined space training?

According to OSHA’s website, confined space is defined as “limited or restricted means for entry and exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.” In heavy industry, “confined spaces” can encompass a variety of different things. Some common examples of confined spaces in heavy industry can include tanks, vessels, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment

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Confined Space Training Online

Why should you consider a confined space training online course vs. an in-person course?

Confined spaces training is infinitely important for both employees and their employers. Confined space training online can prevent lawsuits and serious employee injury or death. From 2011 to 2018, 1,030 occupational workers died from injuries that involved a confined space. Through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

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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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