This two-day course provides students with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to develop, maintain, and administer a comprehensive confined space safety program.
Learning to train members of the location’s confined space entry teams is a key outcome of this class. All students receive a Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint presentations, sample student workbooks, and a variety of other resources which they can use to provide training at their work location.
This class is intended for supervisors, safety managers, or anyone else with confined space safety responsibilities.
Although there are no formal pre-requisites, students should have a basic understanding of safe work practices at their location such as lockout/tagout, personal protective equipment, and hazard communication.
This program meets the requirements of OSHA 1910.146 and all state-specific regulations.
After completing this course the students should be able to:
- Assess the space and work caused hazards.
- Identify confined spaces and permit spaces.
- Establish work policies and procedures needed to manage those hazards.
- Develop or update the location’s written confined space safety program.
- Ensure the availability and proper use of all safety equipment (e.g., gas monitors, respirators, harnesses, retrieval lines) needed.
- Assess the availability and adequacy of a rescue capability.
- Provide reequired training to affected personnel (entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors).
Characteristics and Hazards of Permit Spaces
- Identifying confined spaces and permit spaces
- Hazards: atmospheric, energy, engulfment, work-caused
- Controlling hazards
- Making safe entries
Roles and Responsibilities
- Entry Supervisors
- Employer Obligations
- Permit Space Program
- Entry and Hot Work Permits
- Fall Protection and Retrieval
- Reclassifying Permit Spaces
- Alternate Entry Procedures
- Vault Entry Procedures
- Atmospheric Monitor Calibration, Zeroing, and Use
- Ventilation Procedures and Restrictions
- Respirator Use, Limitations, and Restrictions
- Permit Compliance
- Emergency Conditions
- Initiating an Evacuation
- Principles of Adult Learning
- Conducting Effective Classes
- Use of the Leader’s Guide and Presentations
- Adding Site-Specific Information