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Confined Space

“Confined Spaces” are workplaces, defined by federal and state regulation, as potentially dangerous. The hazard in most Confined Spaces consists of the toxic - and often odorless - gasses that reside in such environments as storage tanks, manholes, etc. Other hazards include those of an explosive nature such as are found in underground utilities. By regulation, employers must identify Confined Spaces and actively safeguard their employees while in the Space.

Who Would Benefit from this Module?

Broadly, anyone who has to work within a confined space. This includes those who work in tunnels, wells, manholes, cold storage, ship holds, sub cellars, tanks, culverts, silos, vaults and open ditches.