What is confined space awareness?

What is confined space awareness?

This training provides employees with information concerning the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard. The target audience are employees that work around spaces such as tanks, manholes, and vaults but are not authorized to enter these spaces.

What 3 things define a confined space?

In order for a work area to be defined as a confined space it must meet all three of the following criteria:

  • Limited Openings for Entry and Exit.
  • The Space is not Intended for Continuous Human Occupancy.
  • The Space is Large Enough for You to Enter and Conduct Work.

What are 3 different types of hazards in confined spaces?

What are the main confined space hazards?

  • Lack of Oxygen. Oxygen can be removed from the atmosphere within a confined space through naturally occurring reactions.
  • Gases, Fumes and Vapours.
  • Flooding.
  • Dust.
  • Fire and Explosions.
  • Temperature.
  • Access Restrictions.

What are the important precautions for confined space?

What to Consider Before Entering a Confined Space

  • Entry and Exit Plan. While it may seem obvious that a worker has to enter and exit the space, doing so isn’t always as easy as it seems.
  • The Atmosphere.
  • Lighting.
  • Equipment Function.
  • Confined Space Conditions.
  • Rescue Plan.
  • Communication.

What is an example of a confined space?

A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.

What is the main hazard in a confined space?

What are the hazards associated with confined spaces? An excess of oxygen, in the presence of combustible materials, results in an increased risk of fire and explosion. Some materials, which do not burn in air, may burn vigorously or even spontaneously in an enriched oxygen atmosphere.

What are 4 types of hazards?

There are four types of hazards that you need to consider:

  • Microbiological hazards. Microbiological hazards include bacteria, yeasts, moulds and viruses.
  • Chemical hazards.
  • Physical hazards.
  • Allergens.