Confined spaces in the workplace pose a significant risk of injury and death. Confined space incidents can happen suddenly, often without any warning that something is wrong. Incidents involving atmospheric hazards (for example, toxic gases or a lack of oxygen) in confined spaces often cause serious injury or death to more than one person.
Employers must take the necessary steps to ensure worker safety around confined spaces.
The following is a list of resources to help mitigate the risks of confined space incidents in your workplace.
- WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Part 09 Confined Spaces
- WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety: Guidelines Part 09
- Confined Space Entry Program: A Reference Manual
Canadian Centre for Occupation Health and Safety
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Confined Space – Introduction
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Confined Space – Program
US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA)
Baler Cross Conveyor Vault (Sample)