Management of Atmospheric Hazards in a Confined Work Space in Nigeria: A Case Study Research of an Organisation in River State, Nigeria

  • Mercy Osato Omoifo IrefoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 969)


Several atmospheric hazards exist in confined spaces in several industries such as chemical, construction, transportation, municipal and agricultural sectors of the numerous potential hazards present in such confined spaces.

This study will seek to identify gaps in the working procedures, attempt to explore answers on why accidents still occur in confined space work despite measures and standards put in place to ensure the safety of the work environment. The study aims to investigate the management of atmospheric hazards in confined space work, to ensure the safety of workers in the industry located in Nigeria.

Results revealed that despite having knowledge of, and experiences in confined space work, poor testing procedure and improper monitoring, lack of adequate provision of confined space equipment during work activity, lack of adequate compliance is an issue of grave concern which answered the research question of why accidents still frequently occur in confined space work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial Safety and Environmental Technology Department, Petroleum Training InstituteEffurunNigeria

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