Bring proper ventilation to the forefront of confined space work
Make ventilation for work in confined space more efficient
Educate workers, planners and supervisors on efficient way's to ventilate
Keep compliance with ministry of labor regulations on ventilation
accumulated a lifetime of experience as a
working as a foreman on numerous plant shutdown activities, construction sites
and maintenance programs with a career that spans 4 decades, I have realized
that there is very little documentation regarding the practical aspects of how
ventilate confined spaces.
the years, Training
and Requirements to work
inside confined spaces have grown in leaps and bounds, but there is very
little documentation regarding the philosophy and methodology of ventilating the
should be an
integral part of every confined space entry plan, but it is often overlooked,
especially regarding its effectiveness and the impact it can have on the working environment.
today’s focus on
safety in the workplace, I
became more interested in proper ventilation for the comfort and safety
of the work crews.
As a foreman I have been
exposed to many jobs
involving a variety of different types of confined space entries. I found
one common factor “Workers comfort translated to safer and better
summary the methods for
ventilating a confined space, are usually ineffective and rarely planned.
With the booklet “Principles of Ventilation”
most plans are easy to
execute and maintain.
improved ventilation techniques to establish cleaner working atmosphere
resulting in a safer, more ergonomic and productive environment.
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