CONFINED SPACE COVERS
DANGERS: CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
- A ‘confined space’ refers to an area that is large enough for a worker to enter, but has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.
- In addition to any hazards present from the configuration of the confined space, potential dangers could include low oxygen, chemical exposures, fall hazards, temperature extremes and toxic gases, all of which can cause serious injury or death for workers entering the space.
- Each year, multiple injuries and even deaths occur around the world due to confined space entry incidents.