confined space entry 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

    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 ...

  • 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.  ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Bulk tank cleaning case study

    We were contacted by a West Midlands based chemical manufacturer that required a large number of their tanks to be cleaned and decommissioned prior to demolition. The cleaning required a combination of non-man entry and man entry tank cleaning techniques an area that Progressive excel in. After several site visits and an audit of Progressive’s Health, Safety & Environmental procedures ...

  • Pt. 3 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    In our last blog (part 2 of 4) we consulted the OSHA Construction eTOOL to determine the factors that require a Gas Monitor. In this Blog (part 3 of 4) we explore Certified AIR ...


  • CO2 Gas Hazards in the Brewing Industry

    The hazards associated with CO2 in the brewing industry are well known, yet people still die needlessly every year in tragic and completely avoidable accidents in breweries. Just last year in Germany, which has a good safety record, two workers died in separate incidents at the same brewery. In the first incident, the owner was found dead with his head and torso in a beer mixing tank. It is ...

  • Fixed Versus Portable Gas Detection – Which Is Better?

    Did you know that workers are needlessly injured every year as a result of leaking toxic or combustible substances? Such incidents are known to involve a wide range of hazardous gases (including ammonia, carbon monoxide, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, hydrocarbon vapors and so on). The sad reality is that most of these accidents are avoidable if only the workplace is adequately monitored. This leads ...

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were appointed to assist in the identification of a hydrocarbon contamination source that had resulted in significant vapours within a residential property. Further works to asses the nature and extent of soil contamination were also commissioned, together with detailed vapour risk assessments and subsequent vapour remediation works. ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Kijlstra brings bountiful benefits to UK's largest local authority highway project

    While the near completed bypass for Church Village in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, is bringing relief to the communities along the previously congested A473, the first use of a revolutionary manhole system is also making life easier for design and build contractor Costain. The contractor trialled more than 150 of Kijlstra’s square pre-cast concrete manholes on the three-year, £90 ...


    By Kijlstra LTD.

  • San Jose Water Company Solves Chloramine Residual Problem with the Process Solutions, Inc. Monoclor Chloramine Management System

    Located on the southern edge of California’s ever-expanding Silicon Valley, the San Jose Water Company treats and distributes water to over 1 million people. Founded in 1866, the investor-owned public utility has built a reputation for being focused on customer service and has been an early adopter of new treatment Technologies. Like many water utilities, San Jose Water has had to adapt to ...

  • More Power. More Control.

    Cuyahoga County pumps value to its community through greater control, standardization and technological advancements. Cuyahoga County is the most populous county in Ohio, with nearly 1.4 million residents. Part of Greater Cleveland, the county is named after a Native American word meaning "crooked river." With more than 63% of its total area made up of water, the county strives to foster strong ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Comprehensive services are key to turnaround success

    Petroleum and chemical plant turnarounds present both project management and technical challenges and it is important to get both sides of the equation right. With the purchase of Eveready Energy & Industrial Services, Clean Harbors acquired industrial services assets, expertise and staff that have served the petroleum and chemical industries for decades. Clean Harbors brings its turnaround ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • Employee Safety

    Employee Safety The following is a summary of accidents that occurred and were documented by OSHA and city management. The average total cost for a common slip and fall accident is $41,000 and the average death reimbursement is $950,000 (NIOSH 2001 data): Multiple Deaths Caused by ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Muddy waters

    Mark Zwinderman of Surface Active Solutions, looks at the dangers involved in the cleaning and maintenance of mud tanks and associated equipment The oil industry involves many thousands of people working daily in potentially hazardous circumstances with dangerous chemicals and sophisticated engineering equipment. There has been a consistent and determined drive by the industry to reduce the ...

  • Challenging Engineering Design and Ultra Pure Fabrication for the Semi-Conductor Industry

    Challenging Engineering Design and Ultra Pure Fabrication for the Semi-Conductor Industry The semi-conductor industry is one of the most demanding in terms of its requirements from suppliers. Only a few companies worldwide have the expertise, the facilities, the knowledge and the experience to be considered when new plant equipment is put out for bidding. Similar to the pharmaceutical and food ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

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