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Document ID (ISN)100711
CIS number 02-1768
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rojas Labiano J.M.
Title Method of work in confined spaces
Original title Procedimiento de trabajo para la intervenciˇn en espacios confinados [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2002, Vol.22, No.86, p.3-17. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract When required to work in confined spaces, operators need specific procedures that define the preventive measures to be adopted against the hazards that are inherent to this kind of work. This article proposes an approach for developing and implementing these work procedures that comprises the following steps: preliminary information on the confined area; identification of the general hazards related to the area layout and to hazardous atmospheres; evaluation of the identified hazards; planning the preventive measures (alternatives to work in confined spaces, methods enabling a reduction in the time spent in the confined space, basic prevention standards to be applied for work in confined spaces, collective and personal protection, control of the hazards related to dangerous atmospheres, emergency planning); writing-up of the working procedure document; control and follow-up.
Descriptors (primary) work in confined spaces; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) ventilation; personal protective equipment; supervision of dangerous work; explosive atmosphere detection; toxic atmosphere detection; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Risk evaluation