Confined Spaces Have a Plethora of Inherent Dangers

Confined Spaces Have a Plethora of Inherent Dangers

by Darryl CastilloEnvironmental, Health and Safety Specialist Confined spaces are typically characterized by limited entry and exit points, poor ventilation and restricted mobility, which can create deadly conditions. One of the most significant dangers is the risk of...
The Fundamentals of Confined Spaces

The Fundamentals of Confined Spaces

by Darryl CastilloEnvironmental Health & Safety Specialist The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has implemented stringent regulations when identifying confined spaces in the workplace.  Such standards are due to the number of fatalities...
Atmospheric Monitoring – Old School

Atmospheric Monitoring – Old School

Headlight Dimmer Switch on Floor OSHA makes it clear at 1910.146(d)(5)(iii) that when testing the atmosphere in a permit-required confined space, testers should check oxygen first, followed by flammables, and finally, toxic gases and vapors. This makes no sense since...