Today at our Monday morning Safety Talk, Jeff provided some interesting information regarding small spaces in the work force.
By definition, a confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed area that is big enough for a worker to enter. It is NOT designed for someone to work in regularly. More so, these spaces are meant to be entered to perform tasks such as inspection, maintenance, cleaning and repair.
Many confined spaces have small openings which can make exit and entry difficult and could complicate a rescue procedure. Some examples of confined spaces are tanks, boilers, silos, pipelines, sewers, storage bins, manholes and water reservoirs.
For optimal safety, always ensure a colleague is aware of your location while working in an enclosed space, and practice an effective exit plan in case of emergency.
Have a safe week everyone!