Tag: confined spaces

Back to Basics: Managing Permit-Required Confined Spaces

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine managing permit-required confined spaces. Are there spaces in your facility or at your worksites where you need to limit access? Are there spaces that contain a hazardous or potentially hazardous atmosphere, […]

carbon monoxide

Employers Cited by Cal/OSHA for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited two employers for serious accident-related safety and health violations after workers were poisoned by carbon monoxide while working in a confined space at San Francisco International Airport.

Q&A: Lighting in Confined Spaces

Recently, a subscriber asked the following question: Is there an OSHA requirement that if lighting and power requirements cannot be met by the use of battery lights, reduced voltage lighting at a maximum of 12 volts must be used?