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Working in confined space safety management and supervision of industrial enterprises tentative provisions
(Released February 18, 2013, State administration of work safety, the 59th since July 1, 2013) Chapter I General provisions
First in order to improve the metallurgical, nonferrous metals, building materials, machinery, light industry, textile, tobacco, commercial enterprises (hereinafter referred to as industry and trade enterprise) working in confined space safety management and supervision, prevention and reduction of production safety accidents, ensure the safety and health of workers, in accordance with the People's Republic of China Law on work safety and other laws and administrative rules and regulations, this provision is enacted.
Article business working in confined spaces, safety management and supervision, these provisions shall apply. Limited space in these rules refers to closed or partially closed, relatively isolated from the outside world, entrance is too narrow, workers who can no longer work, natural ventilation, resulting in toxic, inflammable and explosive substances accumulating or oxygen content less than space.
Business Directory by State administration of work safety in confined spaces identified, adjusted and promulgated.
Article business is the company working in confined spaces safety of principal, the principal responsible person of the enterprise security has overall responsibility for working in confined spaces, officials within the scope of their respective duties on the enterprises working in confined space safety.
Fourth State administration of production safety supervision and management of the national industry and trade enterprises working in confined space safety supervision and management. Local work safety supervision and management departments at or above the county level in accordance with the jurisdictional supervision, classification principle of responsibility, within the administrative area of the business working in confined space safety supervision and management.
The provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities, industry and trade enterprises working in confined space provisions of duties of supervision and administration of production safety, in accordance with its provisions.
Chapter II security of working in confined spaces
Fifth existing industry and trade enterprises working in confined spaces should be following established safety rules and procedures:
(A) working in confined space safety responsibility system;
(B) working in confined spaces and approval system;
(C) working in confined spaces safety management systems;
(D) the heads of working in confined spaces, supervisor, operations personnel, emergency rescue personnel safety training and education systems;
(E) emergency management system for working in confined spaces;
(F) the safety operation regulations for working in confined spaces. Sixth business should be engaged in confined space work head, supervisor, operations personnel safety training, emergency rescue workers.
Special safety training shall include the following information:
(A) the limited space of the dangerous and harmful factors and safety precautions;
(B) the safety operation regulations for working in confined spaces;
(C) the testing equipment, the proper use of PPE;
(D) emergency measures in emergency situations.
Safety training should be specifically recorded and signed by trained personnel.
Seventh business should be limited in the enterprise space is identified, determine the number, location, and the danger of confined space hazards and other basic information, establish the finite space management account and updates in a timely manner.
Before the eighth industrial enterprises working in confined spaces should be an assessment of working environment, hazardous factors analysis, propose measures to eliminate and control hazards, limited space programme, and approved by the head of the enterprise.
Nineth limited space operational programme industry and trade enterprises shall, in accordance with article, clear field owner, supervisor, personnel and security responsibilities. Tenth business before implementation of working in confined spaces, working in confined spaces should be programmes and job site can inform workers of risk factors, prevention and control measures.
Holders should supervise workers on site in accordance with the programme made ready.
11th business should take credible intervals (quarantine) measures would be likely to endanger the safe operation of facilities and equipment, toxic and harmful substances in space separated from work sites. 12th limited spaces shall strictly abide by the "first job after ventilation, detection," principle. Indices include the concentration of oxygen, flammable and explosive substances (flammable gases or explosive dusts) concentrations, the concentration of poisonous gas.
Testing shall comply with the provisions of the relevant national standards or trade standards. Without ventilation and inspection, and any personnel are barred from working in confined spaces.
Testing time shall not be earlier than the work of 30 minutes before the start. 13th inspection staff to perform this test, testing shall be recorded information such as time, place, type, concentration of the gas.
Test archive after the record signed by the inspectors.
Inspectors shall take appropriate safety precautions to prevent accidents such as poisoning choke. 14th in limited space containing materials or residues when there are hazards on the job, workers should be in operation before the cleaning, emptying or replacement materials.
After the examination, the limited space of dangerous and harmful factors in accordance with part one of the occupational exposure limits for hazardous factors in the workplace chemical hazards (GBZ2.1), upon request, shall enter into the limited space.
15th article in the process of working in confined spaces, the trade and industry company ventilation measures should be taken to keep the air circulating, and ban the use of pure oxygen ventilation.
Find ventilation equipment stopped and oxygen concentrations within the limited space below or toxic gas concentrations higher than limits specified in national standard or industry standard, industry and trade enterprise must immediately stop working in confined spaces, counted workers, evacuation site.
16th in the process of working in confined spaces, industrial enterprises should be carried out on the dangerous and harmful factors in the workplace regularly testing and continuous monitoring.
Work was suspended for more than 30 minutes, workers again before entering the working in confined spaces, back ventilation, should be qualified before they can enter.
Article 17th confined space working place lighting voltage should be consistent with the extra low voltage limits (GB/T3805) national or industrial standards, such as provisions of the workplace there are flammable gases, dust, electrical installation equipment and lighting, explosion-proof safety requirements should be consistent with the explosive atmospheres part I: General requirements for equipment (GB3836.1) and other provisions of the national standard or industry standard.
18th business shall, in accordance with the limited space there is dangerous and harmful factors of type and degree, providing workers with the State standards or industrial standard of labor protection articles and educational monitoring workers exposed to wear and use.
Article 19th business working in confined spaces shall comply with the following requirements:
(A) keep the entrance open limited space;
(B) set clear safety warning marks and warning specifications;
(C) the operational inventory before workers and utensils;
(D) the operator has reliable communication with external contacts;
(E) the guardianship personnel not to leave the job site, and keep in touch with workers;
(F) cross when taking measures to avoid hurting each other.
20th limited space after the end of the job, job site owner, care providers will be expected to clean up the work site, evacuating workers. 21st business shall, in accordance with the characteristics of the enterprises working in confined spaces, contingency plans, and are equipped with respirators, gas masks, emergency equipment and equipment such as communications equipment, safety rope.
Working in confined spaces, guardianship, Director of field personnel, operating personnel and the emergency response plan for emergency rescue personnel should have relevant content, exercises and drills on a regular basis, improve emergency response capabilities. 22nd business working in confined spaces and the employer to another unit, should be contracted to an eligibility or safety conditions stipulated by the State contractors, and signed with the contractor dedicated safety management agreement or specified in the contract for their safety responsibilities.
When there are multiple contractors, industry and trade enterprises should be unified coordination and the contractor safety management. Industry and trade enterprises to bear the main responsibility for working in confined spaces safety of their employer.
Contractor the contractor working in confined space safety directly responsible. 23rd after an accident in the limited space, the personnel shall report immediately to the police, against blind rescue.
When the emergency rescue personnel should do their own protection, wear required breathing apparatus and rescue equipment.
Chapter III, working in confined spaces safety supervision and management 24th of production safety supervision and management departments should strengthen supervision and inspection of industrial enterprises working in confined spaces, checks into annual law enforcement work plan.
Hidden dangers of accidents and violations found and dealt with according to law.
25th of production safety supervision and management departments of industry and trade enterprises working in confined spaces when conducting supervision and inspection, and shall conduct targetted surveillance working in confined spaces confined space safety management system, management accounts, inspection records, labor protective equipment are outfitted with special safety training, emergency rescue drills, and so on.
26th production safety supervision and management departments should strengthen the Administration working in confined spaces safety training for law enforcement personnel, and administrative law enforcement officers to check the safety of working in confined spaces are equipped with necessary PPE and testing instruments.
27th of production safety supervision and management departments and the administrative law enforcement personnel identified a major accident hazards in working in confined spaces, shall be ordered to immediately or rectification; major accident hazards cannot guarantee security of excluded or excluded, shall order the suspension of operations, the withdrawal of workers; major accident hazards removed, examined and approved before restoration work.
The fourth chapter legal liability
28th business of any of the following acts, work safety supervision and management departments at or above the county level rectification; fails to rectify, order to suspend for rectification, may be fined not more than 50,000 Yuan:
(A) no clear safety at work in a limited space of warning signs;
(B) not in accordance with the provisions provided for workers in accordance with national standard or industry standard labor protection articles.
Article 29th business has one of the following situations, work safety supervision and management departments at or above the county level shall give him a warning, and may be fined not more than 20,000 Yuan:
(A) is not in accordance with these regulations for working in confined spaces are identified, recommend preventive measures, establish the finite space management account;
(B) is not in accordance with the provisions of the limited space of the field leader, supervisor, operations and emergency rescue personnel to carry out special security training;
(C) is not in accordance with these regulations for working in confined spaces development of operational programmes or programmes without the approval of unauthorized operations;
(D) working in confined spaces or is not detected in accordance with the provisions of the hazardous factors monitoring and the implementation of special guardianship work;
(E) not education and supervision of workers in accordance with the provisions of the proper wear and use of PPE;
(Vi) not in accordance with these regulations for working in confined spaces to develop emergency plans, equipped with the necessary equipment and emergency equipment and exercises on a regular basis.
The fifth chapter by-laws 30th article of the regulations come into force on July 1, 2013.
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