Mos 5201 Case Study

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MOS 5201 – Columbia Southern University

October 14, 2013

Introduction
When it comes to safety rules and regulations, there are many different sources to look for safety and health facts. In this paper we will be examining the safety and health facts for confined spaces, chromium and nickel in welding fumes, and thoriated tungsten electrodes, as they are presented in both the American Welding Society (AWS) safety and health fact sheets, as well as the course textbook, Occupational & industrial safety health management and engineering (2nd Custom ed.) and other official safety and health expert sources. It can be seen that there many similarities amongst safety regulations, as well as differences, depending on the topic at hand.

Confined Spaces
Confined Spaces are considered to be a very dangerous hazard for all industries. Cleaning, repair, or maintenance can often require entry inside confined spaces such as small rooms, pits, underground utility vaults, sewers, storage tanks, and so on, often where hot work will need to take place. Hot work in a confined space is characterized by limited space for entry or exit, and poor ventilation of air and other hazardous gases and fumes (Asfahl, Hammer, & Price, 2004/2001). OSHA 1910.146 specifies a permit-required confined space as an area that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a small 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). In comparing the recommendations from Asfahl, Hammer, & Price with those from the AWS Fact Sheets, it can be seen that AWS…...

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