Any safety regulation that comes with a built-in plan for
executing a rescue from the environment being regulated speaks
volumes about the dangers of working in that environment!
For every 1,400 accidents reported, one results in a death
or serious injury. In confined spaces, it is one in ten!
In 1993 the USA became the first country to enforce
dedicated Confined Space Regulations CFR 1910.146 Industrial &
CFR 1926.21 Construction on a national scale.
The regulations mandate that workers understand the
hazards of working in confined spaces, and have access to a
fully trained and fully equipped Rescue Team in the event of a
problem and or a possible rescue operation.
standard allows for an outside agency to provide rescue
services as long as they meet OSHA requirements and be
contacted prior to entering the Space.
Merely posting the service's phone number or planning
to rely on the 911 emergency phone number to obtain these
services at the time of a permit space emergency would not
comply with the OSHA standards, nor would it be time sensitive
for an emergency rescue.
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