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…
Warning signs that your workplace may be too noisy?
Noise may be a problem in your workplace if: ◾You hear ringing or humming in your ears when you leave work. ◾You have to shout to be heard by a coworker an arm’s length away. ◾You experience temporary hearing loss when leaving work. OSHA sets legal limits on noise exposure in the workplace. These limits are based on a worker’s time weighted average over an…