Confined Spaces


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A person is considered to have entered into a confined space when their body passes through an opening into an area, meaning that just reaching your arm into a confined space is considered entry and would require training. Each province has a slightly different definition of a confined space, but there are 4 common characteristics associated with confined spaces. Limited access or egress, the space is a partially or fully enclosed area, the space is not meant for human occupancy, and there are potential atmospheric hazards in the space. Confined space pre-entry training and awareness is important, as 85% of confined space injuries are preventable and are regularly due to workers not realizing they have entered into a confined space.


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