Confined Spaces


News & Articles

  • OSHA Issues $422,006 Fine to Texas Contractor

    OSHA's inspectors determined that the company exposed employees to a hazardous atmosphere, failed to train employees on the health hazards of hydrogen sulfide, and did not drain water from the trench.

  • U.S. Fatal Work Injury Rate Dropped in 2017

    Fatal falls were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and accounted for 887 workers' deaths. BLS also reported that fatal occupational injuries involving confined spaces rose 15 percent to 166 in 2017 from 144 in 2016.

  • Key Protections for Arc Welders

    Controlling the risks is done by applying the hierarchy of controls: elimination, substitution, engineering controls (such as ventilation systems to remove welding fume), administrative controls, and finally, PPE.

  • 2018 NPOY Contest Winners Honored

    OH&S congratulated winners of the tenth annual contest during the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston.

  • Confined Spaces: We Have a Failure to Communicate

    Given the statistics on confined space deaths, shouldn't rescuers know about atmospheric conditions before entering and attempting rescue? And shouldn't the attendant know about the entrants' readings in real time anyway?

  • Big OSHA Fine Issued in Electrocution Case

    The agency has placed the contractor in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. "Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death in the construction industry," said OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office Director Christopher Robinson. "Complying with OSHA safety and health standards is not optional. Employers are required to take necessary precautions to prevent tragedies such as this."


Products

  • X-zone confined space area monitoring

    X-zone confined space area monitoring

    X-zone provides continuous monitoring of confined spaces from a distance of up to 45 m (150 ft.). Zone 0 approval enables continuous operation of the device in an explosive atmosphere and environment.

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  • iNet DS Docking Station

    Industrial Scientific iNetDS

    The iNet DS simplifies the use of docking stations with its plug-and-play functionality. more


Webinars


Whitepapers

  • MSA Altair 4x with Xcell Gas Detector

    Workers who face potentially dangerous situations deserve the best precision available. The Altair 4x multigas detector is as tough and functional as it looks. Built on durability: A rugged housing provides unsurpassed durability, including the ability to survive a 20ft drop.

  • Guide to Atmospheric Monitoring in Confined Spaces

    Atmospheric hazards in a confined space that expose entrants to a risk, such as death, entrapment, injury, or acute illness.


Videos

  • MSA Safety Training Center

    MSA customers experienced a whole new safety training experience in 2016. http://us.msasafety.com/training

  • Honeywell Life Safety and Customer Experience Center

    A new Honeywell Life Safety Experience Center opened in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2013.

  • 2013 NSC Congress & Expo -- Leading Safety Into the Future

    Register today at http://www.congress.nsc.org. This September, more than 13,000 safety professionals from around the world will gather in Chicago to learn best practices, network, and compare safety solutions. Watch to see safety professionals tell you, in their own words, why they return to the the world's largest annual safety event, NSC Congress & Expo, year after year.