One week from today the Confined Space Safe Work Practices Committee will meet for the first time in Philadelphia to begin work on a NEW best practices document for Confined Space Entry. The committee is preparing for the meeting by reviewing existing documents and standards related to confined space entry. We have a number of guests attending the first meeting including several members of the Philadelphia Urban Fire Search and Rescue team, Pennsylvania Task Force One and staff from the Chemical Safety Board! We have task groups established for gas monitoring, ventilation, rescue and training/competencies. Additional chapters will be developed as we move forward in the process.
All committee members are geared up and ready to go! We will be asking for input at all stages of the document development process. Stay informed by subscribing to the blog. I will be providing weekly updates! Stay tuned!