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Document ID (ISN)106957
CIS number 07-933
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Hazards of confined spaces for shipping and transportation industries
Bibliographic information Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, 2nd ed., 2006. ii, 20p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/confined_space_bk81.pdf [in English]
Abstract Contents of this booklet on the prevention of hazards during work in confined spaces, with a focus on the shipping and transportation industries: 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 specific to the shipping and transportation industries.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Canada; British Columbia; physical hazards; work in confined spaces; explosive atmospheres; transport industry; confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) sources of ignition; toxic gases; rail transport; safety guides; sea transport; oxygen deficiency; safe working methods; road transport
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; British Columbia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Industries and occupations
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Transport industry (in general)
Confined spaces