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Document ID (ISN)32264
CIS number 79-1542
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Comité technique national des industries chimiques, Caisse nationale de l'assurance-maladie, Paris, 13 Sep. 1978.
Title Work on and in vats, tanks and similar containers and vessels
Original title Interventions sur et dans les cuves, réservoirs et volumes creux similaires. [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 1979, No.96, Note No.1205-96-79 (Recommendation No.160), p.465-470.
Abstract This recommendation covers the following aspects: location of storage vats and tanks; external and internal work on all types of containers (prior investigation of the properties of the product contained therein, draining, cleaning out, precautions against inadvertent starting up of mechanism, switching on electrical installations, protection against falls, fire protection). Comments are made on certain points including drainage, cleaning, air quality monitoring, shutting off connections for fluids, workers' personal protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) France; vats; storage tanks; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) shutdown procedure; choice of location; gas freeing; supervision of dangerous work; directive; locking for safety; personal protective equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces