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The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the manufacturing industry. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.
|Identify the confined spaces in your workplace as a first step in reducing their hazard. (3 min 22 s)|
|Test the atmosphere before entering a confined space. It can make the difference between life and death. (3 min 38 s)|
|Successful rescue requires proper planning, training, equipment, and practice. (3 min 04 s)|
Confined spaces: deadly spaces (video)
|This video is designed for municipal workers and illustrates the basic rules for working in confined spaces. Oxygen deficiency and other potential dangers are covered. In addition, the health effects and physical characteristics of toxic gases including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, and methane are examined. (12 min 56 s)|
This video contains language that may be offensive to some, viewer discretion is advised.
Hazards of Confined Spaces (PDF 912 KB)
This book describes the main types of hazards found in confined spaces. Confined spaces may contain hazardous atmospheres, including insufficient oxygen, toxic (poisonous) air, or an explosive atmosphere.
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* Print copies are available for purchase from the WorkSafeBC Store
Confined Spaces Toolbox Meeting Guides
Visit the confined spaces web pages for more information.