Notable Confined Space Events and Issues

Thursday, May 26 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Confined Spaces, Safety

Arranger: W. Brown, Retired, Fairborn, OH. Moderator: W. Brown, Retired, Fairborn, OH. Monitors: R. Bowers, Terracon Consultants, Park City, UT; G. Bibbins, San Francisco Water, San Francisco, CA.

Typical and unusual examples of confined space entries and confined space entry program issues encountered in work environments will be discussed. The presenters will describe the conditions encountered, the outcomes of solutions implemented and provide the audience with potential solutions to similar conditions they may encounter.

Confined Spaces in Agriculture T. Anthony, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Unplanned Confined Space Entry T. Corbin, AMEC, Clackamas, OR.

Engulfment in Bread Water Sludge During a Cleanout Operation at a National
Bread Manufacturer T. Krug, Exceptional Occupational Safety and Health Advisors (EXOSHA), Bartlett, IL.

Natural Ventilation and Isolated Subsurface Structures in the Infrastructure T. McManus, NorthWest Occupational Health & Safety, North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Confined Spaces at the North Slope of Alaska P. Steven, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Gas Detection Considerations During Refinery Catalyst Rebuilding Confined Space Entry Procedures R. Henderson, GFG Instrumentation, Ann Arbor, MI.

Adventures in Airflow: Portable Ventilation and Confined Spaces T. McManus, NorthWest Occupational Health & Safety, North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Methemoglobinemia Resulting from Work in a Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate (MDI) Tank P. Smith, USDOL/OSHA, Sandy, UT.