CONFINED SPACE AND PERMIT REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE
Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.
Confined spaces include, but are not limited to: tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.
This course provides the OSHA required training and certification of employees who will perform permit-required confined space entry. The overall objective of this training is to protect those entering or working around a confined space. R2M Engineering will customize each course to cover the worksite specific conditions, issues, hazards, and equipment that the employees will encounter in their workplace. Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify permit and non-permit required confined spaces, reference the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, conduct atmospheric testing, and implement a permit-required confined space program.
OSHA uses the term “permit-required confined space” (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics:
- Electrical Safety Related Work Practices
- Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere
- Contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant
- Has walls that converge inward or floors that slope down and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant
- Contains any other recognized safety or health hazard (e.g. unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress)
Objectives of This Course:
- Understand the scope and application of OSHA’s various confined space entry standards
- Identify “Confined Spaces”, then determine if they are “Permit Required”
- Recognize confined space hazards
- Understand OSHA requirements for developing and maintaining a “permit-required confined space entry program”
including proper signage and training requirements
- Know responsibilities of entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, contractors
- Know how to utilize instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards
- Understand ventilation techniques
- Identify when you may utilize OSHA’s “Alternate Entry” and “Reclassification” procedures
- Understand the requirements for “Rescue and Emergency Services”
- Have a basic knowledge of the general use and limitations of related equipment
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