Preventing Would-Be Rescuer Tragedies

Preventing Would-Be Rescuer Tragedies

Safety Decisions | Spring/Summer 2019

Mike Platek | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, an estimated 60% of confined space entry fatalities have been among the would-be rescuers. A would-be rescuer is a person who is trying to help someone who has become unresponsive in a confined space. We sat down with gas detection training specialist Mike Platek to understand atmospheric hazards in confined spaces and how to prepare for potentially dangerous entries or rescues.

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