Confined Space Articles

  • 5 Things you may not know about CO2

    There is a lot known about carbon dioxide (CO2) in its natural form as it exists in the Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas. We know that as human beings we need this colourless, odorless gas to live and breathe. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Documented Information – the new Document and Records Control

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the management of documents and records?  By the sheer tediousness and volume of administrative work required to manage and maintain all of the documents and records needed to demonstrate conformance to your management system? Well, you are not alone.  This is a common frustration by all management system administrators.  To top it all off, you ...

  • Confined spaces are dangerous places

    Our safety focus in February is on working safely in confined spaces. Confined spaces present some unique and serious hazards that can result in severe injuries and even death. Each year, hundreds of workers die from accidents in confined spaces.  Confined space entry incidents are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the U.S., primarily as a result of workers ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Safety

    Know the Gases, Know the Dangers and Protect Yourself Do you know the differences between carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2)? If you don’t then there are no guarantees your safety measures will be adequate. These two different gases are often mixed up with people becoming confused over which they need to protect against, when and how. ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rescue Team Training

    In Need of Rescue Team Training? Every year a number of people are killed or injured in confined spaces, like service tunnels, underground vaults and sewers. Often such tragedies could have been prevented. High quality rescue team training is the best way to prevents such accidents, and will ensure any emergencies are dealt with using the most efficient ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety 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

  • 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 ...

  • Christ the King School - Case Study

    Project: Christ the King School Client: Bournemouth Borough Council Completed: August 2015 Floor area: 668m2 Duration: 6 weeks Location: Bournemouth, Dorset ...


    By Modulek

  • 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

  • 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

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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