Why a Rescue Service?

OSHA 1910.146 states that when employees enter permit required confined spaces that employers must “Develop and implement procedures …, for rescuing entrants from permit spaces, for providing necessary emergency services to rescued employees, and …”. OSHA requires employers to ensure the rescue of an incapacitated confined space entrant can be affected in a timeframe commensurate with the hazards of the space. This can be accomplished through use of trained and competent in-house rescue personnel, or through use of an outside rescue organization – either private contractors or municipal fire department.