Telescopic viewing cameraMitigation of gas and physical stressor hazards

Employees were searching for a safer way to inspect a larger area of confined space vessels prior to entry.

The company purchased a telescoping device and an infrared thermal dome-shaped camera that easily attaches to the end of the telescoping pole.  By attaching the video camera, users can remotely insert pan the camera into the confined space to gain a 360 degree view of the area.  Users can also begin to historically “map” confined space areas and compare over time.  Data can be viewed by large groups of employees across several departments.

The inspection tool greatly reduces the number of hours that employees spend in confined spaces, and new uses for the camera are discovered regularly.