March 30: Confined Space Risk Assessment Tool Released


The IRSST just published a new research report on confined space incident prevention. Based on the research findings, a five-step risk assessment tool was developed for confined spaces, which can be used to determine whether any two confined space job assignments are actually identical, with a view to simplifying risk reduction work if possible. The tool can also help decide whether rescue without entry is possible and whether the residual risks are acceptable. In addition, the tool can be used to design a confined space or to assess an existing one.