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Document ID (ISN)106956
CIS number 07-927
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Hazards of confined spaces
Bibliographic information Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, 2nd ed., 2006. ii, 19p. Illus.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Contents of this booklet on the prevention of hazards during work in confined spaces: definition of confined space; hazardous atmospheres (toxic gases, explosive gases, oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor atmospheres); mechanical, physical and electrical hazards; confined space entry programme. It includes short descriptions of accidents taken from a variety of industries.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Canada; British Columbia; physical hazards; work in confined spaces; explosive atmospheres; confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) sources of ignition; safe working methods; oxygen deficiency; toxic gases
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; British Columbia
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces