Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Confined Spaces Area

Employees who enter confined spaces while working at Cornell place themselves in significant danger if left unaware of the hazards they may encounter. Nationally, nearly one hundred workers each year are injured in confined space operations, commonly due to a lack of sufficient training. Do you know how to recognize a confined space and what procedures must be followed to perform a safe entry?

Confined spaces may include manholes, silos, storage tanks, pipelines, vaults, and duct work. Cornell’s Department of EH&S has worked to develop a Confined Space Entry Program in the understanding that University employees may be asked to perform work in these spaces. EH&S’s Confined Space training course covers OSHA regulations that govern confined spaces, hazard evaluation and elimination, air monitoring procedures, the use of safety equipment, and proper documentation. We can even survey and evaluate your facility’s confined spaces.

Confined space area as regular already signed and block for everybody to enter their place because of existing unsafe condition like may expose to dangerous gases, or can expose to fire, heat or electric shock. Basically confined space is forbidden to people who can expose directly to accident because of unsafe condition. People who must work on this area should follow the procedure of working in confined space area.

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