CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

Have procedures in place to protect your workers

Confined spaces are not built for your workers to stay in for long periods of time and can be difficult to exit quickly if needed. Your business needs the proper safety equipment, training and procedures in place to protect your company and your employees.

Does your business involve any of these common confined spaces?

  • Manholes
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Tanks
  • Silos
  • Vaults
  • Tunnels
  • And more

OSHA defines confined spaces as work areas large enough to enter but with limited entrances and exits. Leading hazards and causes of death in confined spaces include:

  • Asphyxiation
  • Atmospheric Toxicity
  • Lack of Oxygen
  • Explosive/Flammable Environments
  • Excessive Heat
  • Electrocution

Before your workers enter confined spaces, they need to know which work areas qualify as confined spaces and receive training in your confined space entry procedures. You should have a program that addresses potential hazards and lets your employees know that death is a possibility if confined space entry procedures are not followed.

Confined space entry procedures may include: