Each year many people die as a result of exposure to hazards in confined spaces. These hazards can be controlled, thus, preventing the loss of life.
OSHA defines a confined space as a space that has limited or restricted means of entry or exit, is large enough for an employee to enter to perform assigned tasks, and is not intended for continuous human occupancy.
Over 60% of the fatalities relating to confined spaces occur among the would-be rescuers. An adequate emergency response plan needs to be in place before entering the confined space.
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