Confined Spaces

News & Articles

  • OSHA Cites Contractors After Towboat Explosion

    Three employees were killed and two others critically injured following an explosion aboard a towboat in Calvert City, Ky., on Jan. 19, 2018. The five contractors collectively received 55 violations with proposed penalties totaling $795,254.

  • Fatality Case Shows Dangers of Deep Confined Spaces

    An AIHce EXP 2018 session presenter analyzed a 2012 fatality inside a sewer valve vault that was 18 feet, 6 inches deep.

  • OSHA Cites Pennsylvania Manufacturer

    OSHA cited the manufacturer of dog treats for 19 violations, including failing to implement lockout/tagout procedures, blocking electrical panels, failing to develop a hazard communication program, and exposing workers to confined space, machine guarding, and electrical hazards.

  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program Announced

    The course will provide industry-specific training that includes fire safety, safety in confined spaces, and fall hazards, with an API-U certificate issued upon completion of the course.

  • Minnesota OSHA FY2017 Safety Grants Topped $1M

    The agency's latest newsletter says MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation's Safety Grants during the fiscal year totaled $1,021,436 to 155 applicants.

  • One Tall Order

    Wind turbines are getting larger and larger. Some turbines' nacelles can be about 160 meters—about 525 feet—above the ground, and the blades can be about 75 meters long.


  • 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.


  • iNet DS Docking Station

    Industrial Scientific iNetDS

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



  • 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.


  • MSA Safety Training Center

    MSA customers experienced a whole new safety training experience in 2016.

  • 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 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.