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Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces in Construction

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to workers if not properly identified, evaluated, tested, and controlled. OSHA has developed a new construction standard for Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA)— any space that meets the following three criteria: • Is large enough for a worker to...

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces in Construction

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to workers if not properly identified, evaluated, tested, and controlled. OSHA has developed a new construction standard for Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) Safe Entry Requirements: The new Confined Spaces standard includes several requirements for safe entry. Preparation: Before...

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces

 Confined Space Confined spaces present a special type of danger – a danger that you may not recognize until you’ve already entered a confined space and encountered the hazard. By then, it may be too late. Toxic gases, lack of oxygen, shifting materials inside, and other hazards can cause injury...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces

Confined Space Confined spaces present a special type of danger – a danger that you may not recognize until you’ve already entered a confined space and encountered the hazard. By then, it may be too late. Toxic gases, lack of oxygen, shifting materials inside, and other hazards can cause injury...

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Space Entry (2)

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Space Entry (2)

Confined Space Entry Confined spaces present a special type of danger – a danger that you may not recognize until you’ve already entered a confined space and encountered the hazard. By then, it may be too late. Toxic gases, lack of oxygen, shifting materials inside, and other hazards can cause...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Space Entry (2)

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Space Entry (2)

 Confined Space Entry Confined spaces present a special type of danger – a danger that you may not recognize until you’ve already entered a confined space and encountered a hazard. By then, it may be too late. Toxic gases, lack of oxygen, shifting materials inside, explosions, unexpected start-ups of machinery,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Space Entry

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Space Entry

 Confined Space Entry – Don’t Be a Dead Hero   Over half the workers who die in confined spaces are attempting to rescue other workers. Attendants should not enter a confined space until help arrives and then only if trained and with proper protective equipment, lifelines, and respirators. Confined spaces...