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Entering a confined space without following all required procedures and having an effective emergency rescue plan can result in serious injuries or death

More than 60 of confined space fatalities occur among would be rescuers October 2011 Two brothers aged 16 and 22 died in an underground drainage system at a recycling center when the you nger brother was overcome by hydrogen sulfide and his brother

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Entering a confined space without following all required procedures and having an effective emergency rescue plan can result in serious injuries or death






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Entering a confined space without following all requiredprocedures and having an effective emergency rescue plan can result in serious injuries or death. More than 60% of confined space fatalities occur among wouldbe rescuers. October 2011: Two brothers, aged 16 and 22, died in an July 2011: One worker at a commercial laundry died of traumatic asphyxia when he was unloading a large horizontal washer and was pulled into the space and crushed when the washer was inadvertently activated while the worker reached in to unload the machine. January 2011: One worker died and two coworkers seriously injured at a pharmaceutical plant. The firstworker This hazard alert can help employers and employees prevent deaths and injuries in confined spaces. Since confined spaces may be encountered in virtually any industry their recognition is the first step in preventing fatalities and injuries. CONFINED SPACEHAZARD ALERTConfined Spaces Can Be Deadly Examples of confined spaces includebut are not limited toter and sewer pipes, pumping stations, manholes,boilers, vats, kilns, vaults, silos, storage bins, meter vaults, tunnels, tanks, wastewater wetwells, grit chambers, utility tunnels, crawl spaces under floors, water reservoirs, holding tanks, pits and sum Research & Education Unit Cal/OSHA Consultation Service January 2012 Employees should never enter the space until all the safety precautions are in pl ace and they have been authorized to enter. Emergency procedures must be in place and ready before any employee enters a confined space. Why Are Confined Spaces Deadly?Confined spaces are deceiving and often appear to be harmlessDanger signssuch as dead animals, rusting walls,odors)are often not apparent and the space may havebeenenteredbeforwithoutincident.everassume that conditions have not changed and that the space is safe for entryat all timesHow Can Work Be Done Safely In Confined Spaces?When possible, avoid entering these spaces by using deviceor equipment that allowwork to be done from the outside. If they must be entered, al/OSHA has regulations for working safely in confined spacesPlease refer to the specific standard for your industryand operationsFor general industries such as manufacturing facilities, T8CCR PermitRequired Confined SpacesrequirementsapplForemployers and employeesin Construction, Agriculture, Marine Terminals, Grain Handling, elecommunications, Natural Gas and Electric Utilities, and Shipyard Operations, the regulations inT8CCR 5158Other Confined Space Operationsand other regulations apply.In generalconfined spaceregulations requireall employers to have:ittenconfined space plan, including recognizingand marking all confined spaces on site;Procedures to test and monitorthe air inside confined spaces before and during all employee entries;Procedures to prevent unauthorized entriesand to have an attendant outside the space at all times;Effective controlof all existing atmospheric or safetyhazardsinside the confined space;Employeeand supervisor training onsafe work procedures, hazard controls, and rescue proceduresandEffective rescue procedurwhiche immediately available on siteCal/OSHA Consultation Service For more help on working safely in confined spaces,contact Cal/OSHA Consultation Service Tollfree Number: 8009424 Onsite Assistance Program Area Offices Central Valley: 5594541295 San Diego/Imperial: 6192060 No. California: 916 2630704 San Bernardino: 909383 SF/Bay Area: 5106222891 San Fernando Valley: 8185754 Santa Fe Springs/LA/Orange:7145625525 Consultation Programs http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/consultation.html Pubns httpwwwr.ca.goshpubor