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1st Edition

Safety and Health in Confined Spaces

ISBN 9780367400248
Published October 7, 2019 by CRC Press
928 Pages

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Book Description

Safety and Health in Confined Spaces goes beyond all other resources currently available. International in scope, the 15 chapters and 10 appendices cover every facet of this important subject. A significant addition to the literature, this book provides a confined space focus to other health and safety concepts.

Confined spaces differ from other workspaces because their boundary surfaces amplify the consequences of hazardous conditions. The relationship between the individual, the boundary surface, and the hazardous condition is the critical factor in the onset, outcome, and severity of accidents in these workspaces.

The author uses information about causative and other factors from analysis of fatal accidents to develop a hazard assessment and hazard management system. He provides a detailed, disciplined protocol, covering 36 hazardous conditions, that addresses all segments of work--the undisturbed space, entry preparation, work activity, and emergency preparedness and response--and illustrates how to use it. Safety and Health in Confined Spaces gives you the tools you need for preventing and responding to accidents.

Table of Contents

Atmospheric Hazards and Fatal Accidents in Confined Spaces
Nonatmospheric Hazards and Fatal Accidents in Confined Spaces
Toxic and Asphyxiating Hazards in Confined Spaces
Ignitable and Explosive Atmospheric Hazards
Atmospheric Confinement: The Role of Boundary Surfaces
Nonatmospheric Hazardous for Confined Spaces
Preentry Planning, Hazardous Assessment, and Hazard Management
Logistical Considerations for Work Involving Confined Spaces
Instrumentation and Testing
Ventilation for Work in Confined Spaces
Respiratory and Other Personal Protective Equipment
Medical Aspects of Work Involving Confined Spaces
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Standards, Guidelines, and Regulations
The Qualified Person
Standards for Oxygen Deficiency and Enrichment
Ingnitability Limits
Model of Confined Space Program
Guided Questions for Identifying and Assessing Hazardous Conditions
Deactivation, De-energization, Isolation, and Lockout
Hazard Reduction for Work Involving Confined Spaces
Standards, Guidelines, and Legislation Affecting Ventilation of Confined Spaces
Portable Ventilation Systems

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