ITF Warns of ‘Shocking Spike’ in Confined Space Deaths

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) is calling attention to the hazards of confined space entry after a "shocking spike" in the number of deaths associated with the known hazard. Confined space fatalities are all too familiar to the shipping industry. According to the ITF, since January 2018, 16 dockers and 12 seafarers have died from asphyxiation or … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert: Confined Space Entry Hazards

Below is a Marine Safety Alert (Safety Alert 04-19) issued today by the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of Inspections and Compliance related to hazards of the confined space entry. The alert is posted in full.  Marine Safety Alert - Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers This is a reminder that despite decades of work by to improve confined space entry by maritime … [Read more...]