Working in confined spaces is a unique and serious hazard that often comes up when working in construction. It’s important to know the risks and how to manage them to ensure everyone can work as safely as possible. Today’s Safety Saturday moment discusses working in confined spaces.
A confined space is defined as a space that is not primarily designed for human occupancy and has a limited entry and exit but is arranged to allow an employee to fully enter and work. Since confined spaces are high-risk spaces for oxygen deficiency and exposure to harmful gases and chemicals, the air within the space must be constantly monitored using a 4-gas meter. While there are employees working in the space, all levels should be measured and a retrieval system should always be in place.
Until next time, from all of us at the W. L. French Safety Department, stay safe out there.