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May 26, 2017 by Ambient
Why Getting Trained In Confined Space Entry And Rescue Is Important
When it comes to occupational safety, working in confined spaces is one of the riskiest activities workers can be involved in. Why? Before going into that, let’s first define what a confined space is.
What Is Confined Space?It’s easy to think of a confined space as a place that’s merely closed such as a tunnel or a room. They’re not. Confined spaces aren’t about a particular place or space’s physical dimensions, but are determined by the hazards or risks that people working in such places face. As such, we can consider confined spaces as those that present foreseeable risks for:
- Asphyxiation arising from free-flowing solid materials;
- Drowning due to flooding;
- Serious injuries that can arise from an explosion or fire; or
- Workers losing consciousness due to significant increases in body temperature, or from asphyxiation due to lack of air and presence of vapors, fumes, and gasses.
- Building voids;
- Inspection pits;