Articles Tagged with ''confined space''

Prepare for confined space perils

A welder in a water tank. A farmer in a grain bin. A city worker in a manhole. These people face a similar peril — they’re all working in a confined space.


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How to reduce the high fatality rate in oil & gas

The rapid growth of the oil and gas extraction industry in the U.S. has provided a wealth of new jobs and a burst of economic vitality for many states, but at a cost.


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Worker fatally engulfed in South Dakota grain elevator

A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The worker was killed when attempting to remove a jam from a chute while the auger was moving.


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Averting chaos: Preparing for emergencies

Emergencies come in many forms, from natural disasters and extended power outages to chemical spills and combustible dust explosions.


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Protect oil & gas workers from noise, confined spaces, respiratory & fall risks

From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job — a fatality rate seven times greater than the rate for all U.S. industries


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No cushy job: Confined space attendants play a crucial role

Have you ever wondered who that person is who hovers around the portal of a permit space while workers are in the space?


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Remove "hole watch" headaches

Technology eases confined space compliance
A hole-watch person attending a permit-required confined space is not only critical for the safety process of any entry, it is an OSHA requirement.


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Prepare for all confined space rescue scenarios

It’s a Saturday night December 21st and the plant is running on a skeleton crew. Operations decides to get a head start on annual preventative maintenance by knocking out several permit required confined space entries before the majority of the work is to be done when the regular shifts return after the New Year.


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Confined space hazards escalate quickly

Confined spaces can quickly become dangerous; unknown concentrations of toxic fumes or an oxygen deficient environment can prove deadly and should be avoided.


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Half mask by GVS Filter Technology

The Elipse®, a compact new half mask, enables efficient work in confined space areas and allows workers to use it more easily in combination with other PPE, such as a welding mask.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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