OSHA defines many workplaces as containing spaces that are considered “confined” because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines.
Each year fatalities occur in confined spaces. This training will cover how to protect those entering or working around a confined space. Attendees will learn the physical, chemical, and biological principles related to working safely within confined spaces. Attendees will also learn the duties of “entry supervisors”, “attendants” and “entrants”; the requirements for emergency rescue, record-keeping and to work in a confined space environment to maximize safety for themselves and those around them.
Robert Burch, CHST is the owner of Burch Safety Consulting and Training Services. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry, which included operation and supervision of heavy equipment. His specialties include certified workplace audits including PPE, crane inspections (annual certification), construction inspection services, contractor pre-qualification selection, and emergency evacuation plans. He has also instructed OSHA and MSHA training classes, taught heavy equipment operator courses, investigated workplace accidents, and has occasionally testified in court as a result of those investigations. He holds numerous safety certifications from programs including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and University of Findlay 40 hour Hazmat course, and also holds a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygienist (ABIH).
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Part 1 of 3 – Regulations, Components of the Program Including Definitions Audits, Incorporated by Reference, and Responsibilities
Part 2 of 3 – Example of Health and Physical Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Testing
Part 3 of 3 – Rescue Requirements, Equipment, and Training Records