Articles in Category: Confined Space

CSA Z1006-16: New version of the standard for Confined Spaces

CSA Z1006-16: New version of the standard for Confined Spaces

Each year, workers are injured or killed during confined space interventions. To better monitor the workers’ level of safety, it is recommended to implement a work management program, including the evaluation and prevention of risks associated with confined spaces. The CSA Z1006 standard is a reference tool enabling the development of such a program.

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Confined space risk assessment: What you need to know

Confined space risk assessment: What you need to know

Many work incidents or accidents happen in confined spaces each year. In many instances, victims are not aware of the risks and that the control measures were inadequate. Despite what the name implies, a confined space is not necessarily small and can be found in most workplaces. A confined space is essentially a place not intended for human occupancy, where it is difficult to enter or exit, and involves risks such as elevators, vats, hoppers, service galleries, tanks, sewers, pipelines, access shafts, tankers and tank cars, airplane wings, boilers, manholes, manure pits and storage tanks.

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There is no miracle solution for ventilating confined spaces!

There is no miracle solution for ventilating confined spaces!

Confined spaces are considered favourable environments for the rapid increase of contaminants or the reduction of oxygen. Most of the workers are aware of this risk. However, too often, people responsible for the installation of the ventilation are only following the guidelines to ensure compliance without asking the right questions.

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