confined space Articles

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and brewing, as ...

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • What is Confined Space Rescue?

    Confined space rescue is one of the most dangerous and difficult types of rescue known in the world today. Imagine that you see a construction worker trapped in a sewer from the road above. How would you assist that person if you didn’t have confined space rescue training? You really wouldn’t know where to start. ...


    By Code Red Safety

  • Confined Space Plan

    Create a Plan for a Confined Space Do you need to create a plan for your confined space plan? Confined spaces have limited space in that someone can enter, and are not designed to be occupied in the long-term. Your workplace may involve working somewhere that has dangerous substances, or serious hazards like exposed wires or unguarded ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Ensuring personnel safety in a confined space

    “There are no second chances with a confined space entry. It has to be right first time.“ Identifying a confined space… The HSE Confined Space Regulations 1997 define a confined space as: “A space of an enclosed nature where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions” Some confined ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • OSHA - Upcoming Confined Spaces Policy

    OSHA issued the Confined Spaces in Construction final rule on May 4, 2015, but becomes effective August 3, 2015. This is a temporary enforcement policy will be in effect for 60 days. The full enforcement of the new standard will be in effect October 2, 2015. This is to give additional time to train and acquire the equipment necessary to comply with the new standard. For more ...


    By Analytics Corporation

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Check out this confined spaces infograph by Compliance & Safety

    As an EHS Director, have you ensured that there are strong training programs for your employees on confined spaces? According to Compliance Safety: The importance of companies offering their employees with confined space training cannot be understated. Confined spaces are ...

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Argus-Hazco

  • Do you need Confined Space Rescue Team in Manchester?

    Why get Confined Space Rescue Team in Manchester? Having a rescue team on call can mean the difference between life and death. Only recently we’ve all heard about the tragic deaths at Camber Sands. The incident was when swimmers encountered in being trapped in the mud and drowned by a rip tide. Many of the victims’ families are angry that the beach hadn’t been ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Working in confined spaces: did you cover your risks?

    Most industrial facilities have confined spaces. They often get overlooked because access to them is rare. Not surprisingly, many facility managers believe there is no particular reason for concern.  The awakening could be a rude one, as several managers have faced criminal prosecution and substantial fines as a result of fatal accidents. The issue of work in confined spaces is a historical ...

  • CSO Disinfection in Tokyo, Japan: Confined Space Solutions Using a Small Footprint, Energy Efficient, High Rate Disinfection System Utilizing a Bromine Based Biocide

    Operational success of a small footprint, low efficiency, high-rate, disinfection system for combined sewer overflows (CSO’s) has been demonstrated at six locations in Metropolitan Tokyo since 2001. An effective biocide, BCDMH (1-bromo-3-chloro-5, 5- dimethydantoin) is stored in a stable powdered form and can be dispatched at a high rate to raw water flows. Fast reaction times significantly ...

  • Human challenges in polar and space environments

    This paper reviews literature on psychosocial adaptation in isolated and confined extreme (ICE) environments, focusing on polar work groups and expedition teams, and simulation and actual space crews. Long-duration missions may involve chronic exposure to many stressors that can negatively impact behavioral health, performance and even safety. In the last decades, anecdotal evidence has been ...


    By Springer

  • Study of confinements in the particle swarm optimisation for application to the nuclear reactor reload problem

    Particle Swarm Optimisation (PSO) is a metaheuristic technique based on the social aspects of intelligence. Some PSO models have been developed for combinatorial optimisation, although none of them presented satisfactory results to optimise the combinatorial problem of the Nuclear Reactor Reload Problem (NRRP). The Particle Swarm Optimisation with Random Keys (PSORK) model is a variant of the PSO ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experimental Study of Suppressing PVC Fire with Water Mist using a Cone Calorimeter

    Effect of water mist on the small-scale solid fuel PVC (poly vinyl chloride) fire in a confined space has been studied experimentally using a cone calorimeter. In this study, the combustion characteristics of PVC, and the interaction between the water mists and the diffusion flame in a confined space with proper ventilation control are studied under various conditions in the cone calorimeter. The ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Tragic accidental deaths on board the Suntis – what was to blame?

    On Monday 26 May 2014, three men who were working on board the Suntis, a German cargo ship which was berthed at West Dock in Goole, were found unconscious in the main cargo hold of the ship. The men were rescued from the hold and taken to a nearby hospital but tragically died later that day. The surviving crew members said that one of the deceased men had entered the hold to rescue the other crew ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Bolderwood Campus Southampton (2) – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem carried out broad spectrum radiological and chemical sampling within confined spaces to ascertain the extent of residual contamination within outlet drain sediments, constructional surfaces and nearby soils. Envirochem were able to draw together many different methods of access, sampling and analytical testing ...

  • Palm Springs, Nevada Style? Coyote Springs Nevada Implements Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Reuse to Reduce Costs and Accelerate the Schedule

    The Coyote Springs community is being developed on the largest private landholding in Southern Nevada in a valley of the Mojave Desert about 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas. This 42,800 acre parcel is being transformed into a new city that could ultimately include up to 159,000 homes and 16 golf courses. Construction is currently underway on the first 6,881 acres of the 13,100 acres within Clark ...

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