Workers in a number of different industries – including manufacturing, mining, construction and emergency services – often perform their jobs while working in confined spaces. It is critically important to identify hazards in these working environments before work begins, in order to help reduce the risk of disabling or fatal injuries. CSA Group has developed Z1006 – Management of Work in Confined Spaces – to help address this potential threat to worker health and safety. This standard not only covers worker participation, change management and identifying, eliminating & controlling hazards, it also addresses emergency situations and threats faced by would-be rescuers. Z1006 is part of our portfolio of OHS Management Systems Standards, based on the foundation of Z1000 – Occupational Health and Safety Management.
Highlights of Z1006 Include:
- Aligns with OHS Management System principles contained in CSA Z1000
- Clearly defines confined space and subsequent hazards
- Explains roles and responsibilities of management, contractors, workers, attendants, emergency response team members
- Identifies design and engineering control measures
- Outlines measures that help enable safe entry: entry permits/permit systems, acceptable limits, energy isolation & lockout, Personal protective equipment (PPE), atmospheric testing, ventilation systems, cleaning & decontamination, and contractor management
- Includes a comprehensive annex providing clear and concise guidance material to help you apply the standard to your organization
This is the first edition of CSA Z1006, Management of work in confined spaces.
This Standard specifies requirements for
(a) establishing and maintaining a confined space management program in accordance with OHSMS principles;
(b) the roles and responsibilities of the management representative, entry team, and emergency response team;
(c) management of external service providers;
(d) identification and designation of confined spaces;
(e) design and engineering of confined spaces;
(f) hazard identification and risk assessment relating to work in confined spaces;
(g) management and control of hazards and risks associated with work in confined spaces;
(h) general safety procedures for confined spaces;
(i) personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment used for work in confined spaces;
(j) emergency plans for rescuing workers in confined spaces;
(k) training for work in confined spaces; and
(l) determining fitness for work in confined spaces.
This Standard does not address safety management of
(a) enclosures or structures designed and constructed for continuous human occupancy; or
(b) underwater enclosures.
Note: For underwater enclosures see the requirements for penetration diving specified in CAN/CSA-Z275.2.
This Standard is designed to be used with related occupational or technical standards. It is intended to be referenced by other Standards as the primary set of requirements for health and safety management of work in confined spaces.
This Standard is designed for voluntary application in Canadian workplaces. However, the principles established in this Standard are based on best practices recognized internationally. As such they may be applied to any workplace.
At the time of publication, confined space legislation differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in Canada. It is the user's responsibility to determine how applicable legislative requirements relate to this Standard.
In CSA Standards, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and can is used to express possibility or capability.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.