Confined Space Code of Practice

Publication #: 2018-0011

Published: Jan 2018

Pages: 67 p.

Filed Under: Health & Safety, Policy & Regulatory

Working in or around a confined space is a high-risk activity. Across Canada, a significant number of people are killed or seriously injured in confined spaces each year. This happens in a wide range of industries, from those involving complex plants to simple storage vessels. Those affected include people working in the confined space and those who try to rescue them, often without appropriate training and equipment. The regulations governing confined space activities vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next. This Code of Practice for Confined Space was developed by the upstream oil and gas industry to provide Canadian regulators with a recommendation for the harmonization of Federal, Provincial and Territorial confined space regulatory requirements.

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