Confined Space

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Definition of Confined space?

Posted by myke s
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Said space or required space, recommended space, As the job requires each item to be done in its confined space. The dog is to be in his confined space.

When does a dike retention become confined space?

Posted by tech geek
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Here is what OSHA says:

"Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines. OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress."

Any dike could be considered a confined space, if any of the features listed above exist. Heavier than air vapors could accumulate, and present a fire, asphyxiation or toxic hazard. Distance could make the situation worse. As could difficulty of exiting the space.

Is a trench confirmed as a confined space?

Is a trench confirmed as a confined space under the workplace act.

Posted by hfkdjfhdkhf
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A trench is considered a confined space, Patrick Brown, director of safety & workforce development for the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA), told attendees………


Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, employers must provide training for anyone working in or on a confined space. Confined spaces include: vats, tanks, pits, ducts, flues, ovens, chimneys, silos, containers, reaction vessels, receptacles, underground sewers, shafts, wells, trenches, tunnels or other similar enclosed or partially enclosed structures



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