Hazards in confined space present real dangers. They make confined space works become one of the deadliest works in the workplace.
Recognizing these hazards is the key to confined space safety. Fail to recognize these hazards in confined space will lead to fatal accidents.
Look at the following statistics:
In 2015, according to bls.gov, 136 workers died due to confined space-related accidents.
Meanwhile, in 2010, there were 26 fatalities due to inhalation and 6 fatalities due to oxygen deficiency occurred in confined spaces.
If you can recognize work hazards related with confined space early, then you will be able to take necessary control measures to reduce the hazard level. Even you will have a chance to eliminate these hazards. [Continue reading…]