Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces

Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces

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Includes: overview of confined-space hazards; epidemiology of confined space-related fatalities; a prevention: elements of a confined-space program. Majority of report consists of summary data a investigative reports of fatal incidents involving workers who entered confined spaces. Involves: explosives, inert gases, oxygen deficient air, solvents, toxic gases, engulfment, falls, electrocution, a drowning. A resource a case study manual for safety a public health professionals, safety a health instructors, research a public safety personnel.OVERVIEW OF EMPLOYERa#39;S SAFETY PROGRAM The victim was employed by a foundry that produced molded grey iron ... Partial production is run on the aftemoon and graveyard shifts, while maintenance is being performed on equipment. ... The service area, which contained the conveyor drive chain and its motors, was a pit (28 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 5 feet ... The conveyor ran across the top of the pit, while the drive chain itself was located below the conveyor approximately 2anbsp;...

Title:Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces
Author:Thomas R. Bender
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1996-07


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