No two confined spaces are exactly alike. Type, size and hazards vary greatly, along with different standards, regulations and company policies that can apply to each working environment.
Safely handling entries and exits starts with identifying your work spaces:
Working safely in confined spaces is universal, but different industries present their own challenges:
Food and beverage manufacturing
Oil and gas
Waste water treatment
Each year, an average of 100 deaths occur within confined spaces in Canada alone:
Physical Hazards (50% of deaths):
Atmospheric Hazards (60% of deaths):
3M offers a wide range of products and training solutions for confined space entry.
The 3M™ DBI-SALA® Advanced Series Hoist Systems are designed for manhole and confined space entry/retrieval applications. These units are constructed of lightweight materials including high-strength aluminum.
The Ska-Pak AT is our most advanced supplied-air respirator with the added benefit of a patented, automatic, hands-free air transfer capability. Available with either a padded nylon or padded kevlar harness, or an integrated full-body harness for fall protection.
Hearing protector with built-in analog and digital programmable two-way communication radio, level-dependent hearing protection, Bluetooth® functionality and a jack to connect to external devices.
Confined Space II
This two-day course covers various aspects of an on-site confined space program. Participants will learn principles required to safely identify, assess, monitor, and/or enter the confined spaces they may encounter on their job site.
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