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MSA Announcement: Updated Confined Spaces Primer Now Available

MSA, Closing In On Confined Spaces: A Primer on Hazards and Personal Protective Equipment Closing In On Confined Spaces: A Primer on Hazards and Personal Protective Equipment has been updated with new MSA product information and images, as well as approvals information for the United States and Canada.

Confined spaces represent major health and safety risks for many workers. Recognizing and planning appropriately for confined space work can mean the difference between a job well done and disaster.

This primer presents basic information to be used as a guideline to develop confined space work programs, with particular emphasis on appropriate monitoring and personal protective equipment selection. This publication is not a technical instruction manual, nor is it all-inclusive in content or scope. 

The primer is structured to help identify what constitutes confined space, what hazards can be found in confined spaces, how those hazards can impact workers, and what should be done to protect workers functioning in confined space. 

Also discussed are confined space application equipment ranging from environmental surveillance and monitoring equipment to respiratory protection equipment, protective clothing, and lowering and retrieval systems.

To learn more about Closing In On Confined Spaces, view bulletin # 5555-57-MC.