OH&S Magazine Confined Space Feature: Addressing Heat Stress Concerns
Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. The good news is: many accidents and injuries can be avoided.
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Employers and safety managers must consider the importance of control measures, including using dust-reducing abrasive tools as well as respiratory protection, when necessary.
This article originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of OH&S Magazine. Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. Workers may be exposed to mechanical and atmospheric hazards. In certain situations, the temperature cannot be controlled and workers are exposed to heat stress. The good thing is, many accidents and injuries can be avoided through the correct application of
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