If you choose the first option and create your own rescue team, designated members of that team must be:
OSHA emphasizes rescues in the standard because confined spaces are such hazardous places. Every year, hundreds of incidents lead to numerous fatalities. Accidents and deaths may be caused by a variety of hazards. For example:
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With so many hazards, it is no wonder that emergencies occur requiring the rescue of workers from confined spaces that have suddenly become dangerous. But rescues themselves can be dangerous endeavors:
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A written rescue plan is the key to successful rescue planning. A thorough rescue plan includes:
Your rescue plan should be reevaluated whenever:
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