Safety in Any Confined Space

Safety in Any Confined Space

Confined space work can be challenging, and often, dangerous. Be prepared with MSA safety solutions.

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Confined spaces exist in many shapes and sizes and are found in heavy industry, food and beverage manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, utility and communications installations, public works and wastewater treatment, and construction sites.

OSHA defines a “permit-required confined space” as any area that:*

  • Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere
  • Includes material that has the potential to engulf anyone who enters
  • Features walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward, tapering to a smaller space that can trap or asphyxiate an entrant
  • Comprises any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress

Not sure if your confined space qualifies as a “permit-required confined space?” Download this flowchart to help you decide.

*OSHA 3138-01R 2004 Permit-Required Confined Spaces

Confined Space Safety Solutions

Confined Space Solutions Fall Protection

Fall Protection

A proper fall protection system in confined space applications consists full-body safety harnesses, tripod kits, full-body harness, SRLs, and winch and rescuer units.

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ALTAIR® 4XR Multigas Detector

Gas Detection

In addition to the rugged durability and XCell® sensor technology you expect from MSA, ALTAIR® gas detectors also connect to web-based Grid services – so you can access data from anywhere, at anytime.

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Confined Space Solutions Respiratory Protection

Respiratory Protection

MSA supplied-air respirators help you limit your exposure to fumes, particles, or contaminates. The G1 platform provides respiratory solutions for SCBA, Air Line and Air purifying applications.

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Confined Space Solutions Head Protection

Head Protection

Industry-leading head protection, including the V-Gard® H1, with Fas-Trac® III Pivot Ratchet Suspension for superior comfort, adjustability, and range of motion.

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Confined Space Resources

Fall Protection Requirements for Confined Space Work

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How Portable Gas Detectors Can Help Mitigate Risks in Confined Space Applications

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Are You Prepared with Respiratory Protection For Confined Space Applications?

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