Category Archives: Confined Space

Showing the Way By Getting In the Trenches

No one here at Blackwell's, Inc. likes to be called "The Boss"  especially the boss. But the company officers and salesmen here (including "The Boss") understand the difficulties our guys in the trenches face and these men are willing to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and dive into any challenge. Just last…
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Cleaning an Industrial Hydraulic Oil Tank

You may have heard the term 'confined space', but do you know exactly what it means?  And if you are unsure what a confined space looks like, then take a look at this photo: [caption id="attachment_408" align="alignleft" width="225"] To enter confined spaces, a person not only needs special training, equipment, and permits, but this Blackwell's…
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Industrial Cleaning Routinely Requires Confined Space Work

Rusty interior of a latex storage tank before cleaning.I've said on this blog before that confined work spaces can be dangerous places.  But in the industrial cleaning work that we do, we routinely find ourselves in confined spaces.We've found that industries in general lack the training and equipment to safely clean the storage tanks, ovens, pits, silos, bins, and…
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A Confined Space Can Be a Dangerous Place to Work

To enter the silo, our associates are equipped with supplied air, safety harness, ear and eye protection, tyvek suit, and a communication device.When we send one of our guys into a confined space, such as this 100 foot tall silo entry hatch, we send a guy that's trained to work in tight, dangerous places.  Not only…
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