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Document ID (ISN)105817
CIS number 06-1429
ISBN(s) 2-7389-1354-7
Year 2006
Convention or series no. INRS ED 967
Author(s) Duchet M., Petegnief G., Galtier Y., Terrier C.
Title Confined spaces
Original title Les espaces confinÚs [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Mar. 2006. 28p. Illus. 47 ref. Price: EUR 4.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access$FILE/ed967.pdf [in French]
Abstract Serious or fatal accidents continue to occur during work in confined spaces (wells, pits, manholes, vats, silos and drains). This booklet presents an approach for preventing the risk of accidents in these spaces during planned maintenance and equipment repair work. Contents: types of risks in confined spaces (asphyxia, intoxication, dangerous gases, fire and explosion); planning of the work and risk reduction; safety of equipment and procedures during work in confined spaces; training of workers.
Descriptors (primary) France; hazard evaluation; work in confined spaces; confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; dangerous substances; supplied air respirators; hypoxia; safety guides; explosion hazards; asphyxia; safe working methods; information of personnel; toxic gases
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Risk evaluation