Inspired by the movie poster for Scarface, this confined space safety poster is a creative way to help your confined space workers understand the importance of confined space safety and the seriousness of working in accordance with confined space standards. While confine spaces are anything but black and white, meaning any number of unseen, undetected hazards can crop up at any given time, confined space training must be black and white, meaning it needs to happen and happen often.
According to OSHA: Many work places contain areas that are considered "confined spaces" because, while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, duct work, pipelines, etc.
OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress.
- OSHA Confined Space Standard: 29 CFR 1910.146, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA, Confined spaces for general industry, construction
- Canada Confined Space Standard: Z1006-10, Management of work in confined spaces