Confined Spaces - Tight Plight
When we think of working in a confined space, we think of the claustrophobic aspect — getting stuck or squashed in a small space.
But getting trapped in a confined space isn’t the half of it. Confined spaces have deadly invisible hazards, in the form of toxic gases and lack of oxygen.
A confined space is a space with restricted entry or exit, which has the potential of accumulating dangerous gases or reduced oxygen levels.
There may be hazards of toxic chemicals, flammable gases, moving equipment, working at heights, liquid or solid materials which could engulf a person, temperature extremes and biological hazards.
Confined spaces include tanks, silos, vessels, wells, underground utility stations, sewers, vats and many other places.
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