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Document ID (ISN)29965
CIS number 78-1526
ISSN - Serial title Der Unfallschirm, Mitteilungsblatt der Textil- und Bekleidungs-Berufsgenossenschaft
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Title Hazards of entering recipients and confined spaces (wells, waste water tanks, etc.)
Original title Gefahren beim Befahren von Behältern und engen Räumen (z.B. Brunnenanlagen, Abwasserbehälter usw.) [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov. 1977, No.4, p.2-4.
Abstract Review of the most common hazards of work in tanks, boilers, hoppers, wells, conduits and other confined spaces: presence of harmful gas, vapour, smoke and dust from their contents or from installations connected to them; oxygen deficiency; hot, corrosive or toxic substances; flammable gas or vapour; mobile mechanical plant; heated or cooled plant; live electric plant; radiation. List of safety regulations in force in the Fed.Rep. of Germany. Preventive measures recommended: organisational (obligatory permit-to-work, supervision, instruction of personnel), technical (identification of substances, cleaning and isolating of plant, monitoring of atmosphere, personal protective equipment); rescue (use of safety harness and lifeline, 2nd worker outside the installation). Check list for application of these measures.
Descriptors (primary) work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) Germany (Federal Republic of); supervision of dangerous work; flammable gases; harmful substances; toxic gases; ventilation; gas freeing; escape and rescue; personal protective equipment; oxygen deficiency; legislation; explosive atmosphere detection; toxic atmosphere detection; permits-to-work; check lists; electricity
Document type -
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces