Confined Spaces

CONFINED SPACES

  • A confined space has limited means for entry/exit and can include a space that has an open top
  • The atmosphere inside a confined space can be very different from the outside atmosphere
  • Deadly gases may be trapped inside the space
  • The space may lack enough oxygen to support life
  • The space may trap excess oxygen to promote an explosion if an ignition source is introduced
  • Never trust your senses to determine if a space is safe
  • Always check with your supervisor before entering any space

Never enter a confined space to help a downed worker

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