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ID (ISN) del documento108409
Número CIS 08-899
ISSN - Título de la serie 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Bruck L.
Título Confined space safety and rescue: Challenges and lessons learned
Información bibliográfica Apr. 2008, No.31, p.29-31. Illus. 7 ref.
Resumen A confined space is a volume that is large enough for an employee to enter and perform work, but has limited or restricted means of entry and exit and is not designed for continuous human occupancy. Confined space rescues account for a disproportionate number of fatalities suffered not only by rescue personnel, but also among bystanders and co-workers who make valiant, and often futile, efforts to bring victims to safety. Atmospheric hazards (oxygen deficiency, oxygen enrichment, flammable gases or vapors and toxic gases or vapors) are responsible for more than half of all confined space fatalities. Oxygen deficiency is the most frequently encountered of the atmospheric hazards, followed by the potential for explosion or burn-related fatality and by fatality due to toxic atmospheres. This article emphasizes the key importance of proper respiratory protection, monitoring and training for preventing fatalities associated with confined space rescue.
Descriptores (primarios) espacios confinados; trabajo en espacio confinado; casos mortales; socorro y salvamento; factores de riesgo; formación en salvamento
Descriptores (secundarios) gases tóxicos; atmósferas explosivas; formación en prevención en la industria; deficiencia de oxígeno; asfixia; respiradores
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s)
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Confined spaces
OSH training