Confined Spaces. Education Consultant. Workshop Objectives. At the end of this session, the participant will: Understand the legislation pertaining to confined spaces Identify the potential hazards Be aware of employer and employee responsibilities
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At the end of this session, the participant will:
May become hazardous because of :
• Tanks • Storage bins
• Boilers • Double hulls
• Vats • Pumping stations
• Kilns • Pits, sumps
• Vaults • Vessels
• Silos • Manholes
• Pipelines • Water reservoirs
• Sewers • Other similar spaces
• Manure pits
263(1) Where an employee is about to enter a confined space, an employer shall appoint a competent person to verify by tests that:
263(1)(a)the concentration of airborne chemical agents or airborne dust in the confined space is not hazardous…,
263(1)(b)the concentration of an airborne chemical or mixture of chemical agents or airborne dust in the confined space does not exceed 50% of its lower explosive limit,
263(1)(c)the level of physical agents in the confined space is not hazardous…
263(1)(d)the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere in the confined space is not less than 19.5% by volume and not more than 23% in volume
263(1)(e) the concentration, level or percentage referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) is able to be maintained during the period of proposed occupancy of the confined space by the employee
263(1)(h)all electrical equipment and machines have been locked out, with the machines being put in a zero energy state.
*Be aware of other hazardous conditions
Example: Chemicals, moving equipment, etc.
Less than 19.5%:
*NOTE:Never put yourself in a position where you need to be rescued