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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Safety In Confined Spaces

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Question Of The Week, Safety

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Published on August 22, 2011 with 2 Comments

Q. According to a December 2005 post featured on FacilityBlog, ANSI Standard Z117.1-2003 “covers confined space requirements with regard to identification and evaluation of a confined space, emergency response and rescue, permit and non-permit requirements, atmospheric testing, isolation and decontamination, lockout/tagout safeguarding procedures, personal protection equipment (PPE), and warning sign requirements.”

What are the equivalents to this confined space standard for the European Union, Canada, Asia, or any other region of the world?

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This question was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Today’s Facility Manager. Read Elledge’s response here. Share your feedback and suggestions in the LEAVE A COMMENT section below.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. Confined spaces are small and in that space only trained trench rescue technicians are allowed.

  2. confined space is that space, which is large enough and so configured that an employee can interd bodily and perform the work.

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