Complete Confined Spaces Handbook

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CRC Press, Jul 15, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
This book provides plant managers, supervisors, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists with recommended procedures and guidance for safe entry into confined spaces. It reviews selected case histories of confined space accidents, including multiple fatalities, and discusses how a confined space entry program could have prevented them. It outlines the requirements of the OSHA permit-entry confined space standard and provides detailed explanations of requirements for lockout/tagout, air sampling, ventilation, emergency planning, and employee training. The book is filled with more than 100 line drawings and more than 150 photographs.
 

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Contents

Introduction and Overview
1
OxygenDeficient and OxygenEnriched Atmospheres
23
Flammable Atmospheres
35
Toxic Atmospheres
53
Physical Hazards
77
Entry Program Requirements
95
LockoutTagout
119
Ventilating Confined Spaces
135
Respiratory Protection
221
Emergency Planning and Rescue
261
Entry and Hot Work Permits
291
Employee Training
307
Appendix A OSHA Standards
329
Appendix B Sources of Help
351
Glossary of Confined Space Terms
355
Suppliers of Confined Space Related Products
359

Atmospheric Testing
157
Personal Protective Equipment
195

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