Confined spaces

Confined spaces and poorly ventilated areas can be found in many workplaces. Incidents in such areas have resulted in serious injury, death and sometimes multiple fatalities.

Some of the hazards associated with entry and work in a confined space include:

  • Hazardous substances and harmful atmospheric contaminants (causing dangerous fumes)
  • Flammable contaminants (potentially causing fire and leading to burns and/or suffocation)
  • Unsafe oxygen levels (suffocation)
  • Engulfment
  • Other hazards including mechanical, physical and biological

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