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Confined Space Safety (You have the right to a safe workplace!)

Janet Cornett June 26, 2018 0

According to 29 CFR 1910.146 (k)(1), all employers who spearhead rescue and emergency services have to ensure that the rescue team is competent enough to aid victims in a TIMELY manner.

  • Common mistakes in confined work spaces
  • Failure to determine a space is confined

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  • Trusting senses only
  • Underestimating the dangers and known hazards in the space
  • Forgetting the imminence of a hazard
  • Making improper rescue attempts

Before entering a confined space

  • Determine what a confined space is
  • Come prepared to enter the confined space
  • Determine the safety of the confined space
  • Prepare for rescue attempts

Emergency Rescue services

Emergency rescue teams should be available while authorized entrants are in the confined space

To prevent deaths during a rescue mission, employees should not be encouraged to aid victims if they don’t have the proper training for it.

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Rescue techniques

  1. Non-Entry – this involves rescue missions that are conducted without the need for entry in the confined space. A rope or winch are more than enough to conduct this.
  2. Entry by others – companies that don’t have trained rescue teams for confined space rescues often call in external emergency services. This includes the Fire Department.
  3. Entry by trained employees – Some companies train in-house employees to conduct rescue missions. At least one person is a certified CPR and first aid user and all of them are trained to use specialized equipment.

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