This book provides plant managers, supervisors, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists with recommended procedures and guidance for safe entry into confined spaces. It reviews selected case histories of confined space accidents, including multiple fatalities, and discusses how a confined space entry program could have prevented them. It outlines the requirements of the OSHA permit-entry confined space standard and provides detailed explanations of requirements for lockout/tagout, air sampling, ventilation, emergency planning, and employee training. The book is filled with more than 100 line drawings and more than 150 photographs.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction and Overview. Oxygen-Deficient and Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres. Flammable Atmospheres. Toxic Atmospheres. Physical Hazards. Entry Program Requirements. Lockout/Tagout. Ventilating Confined Spaces. Atmospheric Testing. Personal Protective Equipment. Respiratory Protection. Emergency Planning and Rescue. Entry and Hot Work Permits. Employee Training. Appendices: OSHA Standards. Sources of Help. Glossary of Confined Space Terms. Suppliers of Confined Space Related Products. Index.