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Why You Should Be Using Drones for Confined Space Inspection

Drone Inspection for Confined Spaces increases safety, decreases downtime, and saves money.

Traditional methods of confined space inspection, such as using ropes and scaffolding to send personnel into confined spaces to check for oil and gas leaks and other hazards, are dangerous, time-consuming, and costly. Confined spaces pose some of the most precarious jobsite risks to workers, including entrapment and exposure to toxic gasses. And not only is manual confined space inspection rampant with risk—it’s also lacking in effectiveness.

Hot Work Safety: The New NFPA 51B Standard for Fire Watch

Fire is the biggest fear in the industrial manufacturing and construction industries.

The 2019 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report, “Structure Fires Caused by Hot Work”(any work involving burning, welding, or a similar operation that is capable of initiating fires or explosions), found that 4,630 structure fires per year involved hot work. The consequences were devastating: an average of 15 civilian deaths, 5 firefighter deaths, 198 civilian injuries, and $355 million in direct property damages per year. 

How To Determine The Size Of The Rescue Team You Need For Your Confined Space

Can you safely rescue someone if they are trapped in a confined space?

Confined Space Rescue Teams are an important part of the safety plan for many types of industrial and agricultural operations. Permit-required confined spaces are confined spaces that have the potential to entrap or engulf the entrant, making it difficult to safely remove them from the space should they become unconscious. In the case of a rescue, do you know how many people are needed on the rescue team and what they should be able to do?

OSHA & Timely Manner For Emergency Responses | Hux Safety Solutions

Emergencies happen quickly and can have severe effects on workers in confined spaces. It's therefore imperative to conduct a rescue operation that will ensure everyone is safe and the worker needing rescue has the best possible outcome. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for confined spaces, employers who appoint rescuers should make sure that the rescue team can act promptly depending on the potential risks involved.

Under article 29 CFR 1910,146 (c)(7), you have an option to reclassify a permit-required confined space to a non-permit confined space. If the confined space does not contain a hazardous atmosphere or hazards dangerous to entrants, it can be reclassified to a non-permit confined area. Before we delve into the confined space reclassification process, let's understand what the two terms entail. Read on!