Worker deaths in confined spaces
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Worker deaths in confined spaces a summary of NIOSH surveillance and investigative findings. by

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, OH .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Industrial safety -- United States.,
  • Industrial toxicology -- United States.,
  • Occupational mortality -- United States.

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Edition Notes

SeriesDHHS publication ;, no. (NIOSH) 94-103
ContributionsNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
LC ClassificationsT55 .W66 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 273 p. :
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL541298M
LC Control Number96120587

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Worker fatalities related to confined spaces were examined. A total of fatal incidents and worker fatalities occurred in confined spaces between and An annual incidence rate of deaths per , workers was calculated. Every year, confined space incidents result in worker deaths, injuries, and serious illnesses. Help protect workers using NFPA , Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work. Confined space danger is widespread in all types of facilities -- from commercial buildings and hospitals to public works, utilities, and chemical/industrial facilities. Why is there a Confined Space Standard? • There are confined space accidents each year in the U.S. across all industries, leading to fatalities • 60 percent of the fatalities in these accidents occur during rescue attempts. A Confined Space Standard is Intended to Protect Workers From. Confined space accidents are rare but they can be deadly both to the worker who initially enters the space and to rescuers. Over 60 per cent of confined space fatalities are would-be rescuers. Before workers enter a confined space, proper training, procedures, and equipment for .

Confined Spaces _____ Chapter WAC Safety Standards for Confined Spaces (Form Number F) This book contains rules for Safety Standards for confined spaces, as adopted under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act of (Chapter RCW). The rules in this book are effective February Confined Spaces The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not published regulations dealing specifically with confined spaces found in the construction industry. The OSHA confined-space standard, 29 CFR , is written for general industry and states that it is not applicable to construction. However, the.   Out of deaths that were investigated, the main reasons the workers entered the confined space were to perform their work functions of routine maintenance, repairs, and . Page 5 Confined Spaces Safety Rule Book g. With the Authorised Person, ensure that Confined Space Hazzard Assessment, Confined Space Work Risk Assessment and Safety Programme have been prepared and agreed for Confined Space entries requiring a Permit to Work. h. With the Authorised Person, ensure Confined Space Hazard.

  The number of workers killed in falls climbed to their highest level in the year history of the BLS survey, accounting for , or 17 percent of all worker deaths. Workplace deaths involving confined spaces rose 15 percent to in from in The number of older workers killed on the job — 65 and older — reached a new record. This page provides data on work-related fatalities that occurred under Federal OSHA and State Plan jurisdiction for cases that have been closed or citations issued on or after January 1, Employers must report worker fatalities to OSHA within eight hours. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities in all covered workplaces. there are about million workers who enter these spaces. Confined spaces can contain many different types of hazards and accidents can and do happen. OSHA accident statistics show there are an average of 92 deaths per year in permit required confined spaces. Of. In two of the fatal confined space incidents in California, rescue was attempted by co-workers without proper evacuation training, resulting in the death of one worker and serious injuries to two workers. In fact, two-thirds of confined space deaths are would-be rescuers.