Category: Personnel Safety

Q&A: Confined Spaces in Tanker Trucks

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question: We have numerous tanks on site (mostly <2,500 gallons) that are used in food manufacturing. They are round with a manhole access. We also receive deliveries of milk in tanker trucks. Employees are required to visually inspect the tanks and tankers for cleanliness after the cleaning […]

Confined Spaces on a Floating Casino

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following questions: Is a confined space on a permanently moored casino vessel adjacent to a land-based hotel covered under OSHA’s more restrictive general industry rule or under the maritime rules? Since the general industry standards are more restrictive than the maritime standards, if the vessel does fall under […]

Tips for Working Safely in the Rain

Employees working in the rain face additional hazards, such as poor visibility and wet, slippery surfaces. Here are work practices that will help prevent accidents and injuries when working in the rain.