What are the hazards in a confined space?
All hazards found in a regular workspace can also be found in a confined space. However, they can be even more hazardous in a confined space than in a regular worksite. Hazards in confined spaces can include: •Poor air quality: There may be an insufficient amount of oxygen for the worker to breathe. The atmosphere might contain a poisonous substance that could make the worker…
Exits and Exit Routes
An exit is: the part of the exit route that is a way out of the workplace. A workplace must have two or more exit routes, depending on the number of people involved and the layout and size of the work area. These exit routes must be permanent and always unobstructed. The following are safety guidelines for exit and exit route safety: Exit doors must…