For many front line operatives in the utilities industry, working in confined spaces is a routine necessity of their work to sustain delivery of essential services and maintain critical national infrastructure.
But this is a fact which also means these workers are routinely at risk of serious injury or death, as a result of falls, physical entrapment or poisoning/asphyxiation from noxious gases, to name just a few of the hazards involved.
To ensure their operatives stay safe, utilities organisations must ensure they are vigilant about providing the necessary training, processes and equipment for working in confined spaces.
This white paper from MSA gives essential guidance to utilities employers about the ways in which they can promote awareness and monitoring of confined space hazards, reducing the likelihood of both harm to employees and costly organisational liability.
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