In general, potential hazards in the chemical
industry which can cause death include (1) fire, (2)
explosion, (3) falling from a height, (4) working in
confined spaces. Other problems related to working in
confined spaces which often cause work incidents or
accidents include not following limited work
procedures, not identifying hazards, not assessing risks,
not controlling risks, not using personal protective
equipment, not testing toxic gases, no preparing work
supervisors, not having competent workers in the area
of limited space.
As is known together, confined spaces contain
several good sources of danger originating from
chemicals that contain poison and are flammable in the
form of gases, vapors, fumes, dust and so on. In
addition there are other hazards in the form of oxygen
deficiency or conversely excessive oxygen levels,
extreme temperatures, engulfment, or other physical
risks that arise such as noise, wet / slippery surfaces
and falling hard objects inside the limited space that
can lead to workplace accidents up to the death of the
workforce working in it.
Keywords : Cleaning, Storage Tanks, Chemical Industry.