Confined Space Entry Permit Requirements

Confined Space Entry Permit Requirements

Entry into confined spaces can be a dangerous and potentially fatal process if done incorrectly. As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict regulations in place regarding confined space entry, requiring all employers to inform workers of the risks of entering these areas and to obtain entry permits before entering them. If…

5 Confined Space Ventilation Requirements

5 Confined Space Ventilation Requirements

For every confined space, there are specific ventilation requirements that must be met in order to ensure the safety of those who are entering and working in the space. These requirements are designed to prevent the build-up of dangerous gases, such as methane, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide, which can be fatal if they accumulate…

Confine Space Rescue Plan: Tips to Consider

Confine Space Rescue Plan: Tips to Consider

Confine space rescue is always necessary in case something goes wrong as work progresses inside the confined space; the procedure to be adopted in this rescue forms the Confine Space Rescue Plan. What is a Confined Space OSHA qualifies a space as a confined space if it has the following characteristics: Has restricted access and…

Confine Space Entry Procedures that Works

Confine Space Entry Procedures that Works

Confine space is an area not necessarily designed for people, but is large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs; it has limited entry and egress.  Confined spaces include tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, duct-work, pipelines, etc.  Characteristics Of A Confine Space: For a space to…

4 Major Confined Space Classifications

4 Major Confined Space Classifications

Confined space classification is basically on organization’s discretion as there is no legal requirement nor HSE guidance on classification scheme. In this blog post we will highlight four (4) major confined space classification. However, confined space classification has some advantages, which includes; Helps identify equipment requirements, Helps allocate a range of controls Helps specify competency…

4 Non-Permit Confined Space Requirements You Need to Know

4 Non-Permit Confined Space Requirements You Need to Know

If you are unfamiliar with the term confined space, you are not alone. Confined spaces often go by different names, depending on the industry and location, such as storage tanks, dumpsters, silos, floor pits, and more. Non-permit confined spaces are areas that fall under the requirements of the OSHA Standard Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200)…

Confined Spaces Atmospheric Test
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Confined Spaces Atmospheric Test

Confined Spaces Atmospheric Test OSHA mandates that all confine spaces be tested and ascertain safe before being inhabited. Also the confine space should be continuously monitored as far as the confine space is still inhabited. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.146 (c) subsection (C) states: Before an employee enters the space, the internal atmosphere shall be…