I've noticed that many people find this web page while doing searches for confined space hazards. Many are probably disappointed when they quickly learn that this is not a web page concerned primarily with confined space safety. (Although hopefully, some of you find some valuable information here anyway.)

Nevertheless, because you found your way here under false pretenses, I figure the least I can do is provide you with some links to good confined space resources. (If you know of others, e-mail me.)
OSHA: Confined Spaces

AFSCME Fact Sheet on Confined Spaces

CalOSHA: Is It Safe to Enter a Confined Space?

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety

Communications Workers of America: Confined Spaces Fact Sheet

Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH)

Manitoba Labor Department, Workplace Safety and Health Division:

National Agricultural Safety Database, Confined Space Hazards a Threat to Farmers

NIOSH, Worker Deaths In Confined Spaces, January, 1994, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-103

Oklahoma State University's Confined Space Links web page

WorkSafe B.C.
I've also written about a number of individual confined space incidents listed below:
3 Dead: Warning -- Confined Spaces + Sewage/Rotting Material = Death And Three More...

Confined Space "Mystery"

This is a bit more like it: $475,000 Fine For Workers' Deaths

"It's not our intention to create an unsafe workplace"

"These Are Not Evil People"

"Definitely, it could have been prevented"

Life Comes Cheap on the Farm

Confined Space Fatalities

Tysons Settles Wrongful Death Suit

Confined Space Close Call

Chem Safety Board Releases Nitrogen Bulletin

Now We're Talking

Life gets Cheaper
By the way, for enquiring minds who want to know why I've called this WebLog "Confined Space," it's because I often feel (politically) shut in a small space where the air is toxic and stinks, there's little freedom of movement, I can't get out, and I'm not sure if rescue will arrive before it's too late.

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