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Construction Safety in Hazardous Confined Space

  • Sarath Kumar S PG Student, Industrial Safety Engineering, KSR College of Engineering, Tiruchengode
  • Venkateshwaran k Professor & Head , Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR College of Engineering, Tiruchengode


The paper presents the concept of hazardous confined space by identifying hazards in construction areas, with special emphasis on dangerous gases commonly found there, and construction safety measures that involve: testing the air, cleaning and ventilation, separating enclosed spaces, personal protections, entry control, blocking mobile device and rescuing casualties. Since rescue operations in confined spaces are unique hazards, proper training of personnel and the availability of specialized equipment are required to protect persons attempting rescue from injury and death For only 8 years in America, there has been an average of 89% work-related deaths in confined spaces per year, and approximately 23 (25.5%) of those who died were persons attempting rescue. Asphyxiation by gases was the primary cause of death.


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