Confined Space Safety
Because there are confined spaces in many types of workplaces, serious caution should be practiced to determine if any contain unique problems because of their contents and/or configuration. For example, some Confined Spaces pose entrapment hazards for entrants, while others restrict air circulation so that hazardous atmospheres can accumulate. Confinement itself can increase the risk of injury or death by making employees work closer to hazards than they would otherwise. Safety and Health Professionals have long recognised and directed employer and employee’s attention to the significant dangers of Confined Spaces.