Confined Space and Rescue
Confined space is defined as a working environment with limited or restricted means of entry and exit—specifically, an access point less than 24” in diameter. In many instances, personnel working in confined spaces are also subjected to increased risk of entrapment, engulfment, and hazardous atmospheric conditions. Examples of confined space work environments include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, hoppers, ingot pits and diked areas, vessels, silos and other similar areas. Government safety regulations require all personnel entering confined space requirements be properly equipped with OSHA approved confined space equipment. All job-sites deemed confined space work environments must also be equipped with OSHA approved confined space rescue equipment in the event that an employee is not able to exit the hazardous area without assistance.
From methods to properly ventilating your confined space, to training and extraction systems for confined space rescue and retrieval, the safety professionals at DFP can custom tailor the right programs and equipment to meet the specific needs of your company and minimize the hazards facing your employees.