When working in confined spaces, it is mandatory to provide for the presence of a supervisor throughout the work. They play a crucial role in the smooth running of operations. The roles and responsibilities of a confined space supervisor are often misunderstood and therefore underestimated.
Once the confined spaces in the workplace have been enumerated based on the definition of the regulation respecting occupational health and safety (RROHS), they must be characterized. But how is it done?
When confined space work accidents occur, the vast majority of investigations and analyzes of these accidents identify as the main cause that workers were unaware that they were in confined spaces.
In theory, any organization can be classified into one of the two following categories:
1- Businesses that choose to handle OHS questions on a case-by-case or day-to-day basis.
2- Businesses that prefer to handle the health and safety of their human capital in a more proactive manner.
The latest version of the CSA Z1006-16 standard that provides framework for the management of work in confined spaces includes the addition of many flowcharts, tables and most importantly 3 informative annexes. Below is an overview of what is offered by the standard’s new annexes.
Intervention Prévention Inc.
Intervention Prévention concentrates its operations in the field of work safety, offering specialized services following Standards CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety, CSA Z460 – Control of Hazardous Energy: Lock-out and Other Methods, and CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery.