Saturday, July 19, 2014

Confined spaces

Confined spaces can be awkward and uncomfortable work areas. Not only that, many workplace hazards are generally even more hazardous when they’re in confined spaces. That’s why OSHA requires special precautions and written permits for most confined space tasks. 

 OSHA defines a “confined space” as one whose size and shape allows an employee to enter and perform assigned work, is not designed to be occupied continuously, and has limited or restricted means for getting in and out.   

Confined spaces can be tanks, storage bins, vessels, silos, hoppers, vaults, and pits.


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