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Confined Space Safety

What is a confined space?

  • Confined spaces present some of the most challenging environments for health and safety professionals. From potentially toxic atmospheres, to physically hazardous conditions such as extreme temperatures, unstable materials, or the potential for falls, confined spaces often present unseen challenges. Creating and maintaining a safe jobsite with Confined Spaces depends on having correct, current information.

    Confined Spaces are areas that are: ​

    • Large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs AND​​
    • Limited or restricted means for entry or exit AND
    • Not designed for continuous occupancy (not necessarily designed for people)

How do I plan and prepare to enter?

For help with permit and non permit required confined space entry - Evaluate considerations for entering a confined space.

Key Elements of a Confined Space Plan

  • 1. Plan

    2. Access

    3. Work Inside

    4. Rescue & Retrieval

  • Rick Argudin, 3M Senior Safety Trainer, examines the basic equipment needed for confined space entry, retrieval and rescue.

    Every year people are overcome by hazards while working in confined spaces. In this video, Rick Argudin, 3M Senior Safety Trainer, examines some of the basic equipment that is needed for confined space entry, retrieval and rescue.

Confined Space Training

  • Tim Metzger, Senior Trainer of 3M Safety Training, talks about key training requirements for confined space

    Proper planning is essential to working safely in confined spaces. Due consideration should be given to many issues, such as: preparation of the site, selection of equipment and PPE, personnel requirements, as well as training.  Watch this video on some key training requirements for confined space. 

    Enter and work in confined spaces

Training is a key aspect of ensuring confined space entrants, attendants, supervisors, and rescuers are aware of the hazards they may face in confined spaces, and receive the proper training to carry out their job safely. 3M can support employers in complying with training requirements through our series of instructor-led Confined Space courses.

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