Confined Space Entry Issues. Craig Schroll, CSP, CUSA FIRECON [email protected] Overview of Program. Overall confined space issues Ways to address these issues Strategies for entries Types of confined spaces Hot work. The Problem. We continue to kill & injure people Lack of warning
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to bodily enter
A space must have all three characteristics to meet the confined space definition.
Limited or restricted
Not designed for
Has or has the
to contain a
Has the potential
Engulfment may occur by materials being introduced or removed from the space or by an entrant being drawn down into materials.
Has an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor which slopes downward and tapers to
a smaller crosssection.
safety or health
Other hazards capable of causing death, serious physical harm, or interfering with the entrants ability to escape.
Does not contain or, have potential to contain any hazard capable of causing death or serious physical harm.
Recognition of an area as a confined space is a critical first step to safe operations.