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Document ID (ISN)106959
CIS number 07-928
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Hazards of confined spaces for municipalities and the construction industry
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_bk83.pdf [in English]
Abstract Contents of this booklet on the prevention of hazards during work in confined spaces, with a focus on municipalities and the construction industry: 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 municipalities and the construction industry.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Canada; British Columbia; construction sites; government services; work in confined spaces; explosive atmospheres; construction industry; physical hazards; confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) sources of ignition; toxic gases; work in sewers; safe working methods; safety guides; oxygen deficiency
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; British Columbia
Subject(s) Construction industry
Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Industries and occupations
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Public and government services
Construction industry and civil engineering
Confined spaces