As an employee, you should be aware of the challenges and hazards that come when working in confined spaces. If not addressed properly through proper confined space training, this can lead to physical entrapment or exposure to toxic substances. As a construction worker or builder, for example, it is often unavoidable that your job will require you to work within one of these types of environments from time to time.
However, there are many other jobs which would benefit from some type of training on how to handle themselves appropriately while in such tight quarters. Vacuum truck drivers and operators have potential hazards just like any other occupation where their bodies could become constricted by machinery they drive. If entering into small areas too quickly with little room left over, quick thinking is required if something goes wrong so as to not end up trapped.
Who Is This Course For?
Construction workers would benefit from taking confined space certification. Contractors, safety managers, foreman, and entry supervisors should all take the proper certifications to protect themselves and their fellow co-workers on every job.
What Is Confined Space Training?
Our OSHA Confined Space Training courses will provide the information you and your workers need when working in confined spaces. When taking one of our courses, some of the topics that are covered include identifying a hazardous work area, atmospheric monitoring, an overview of hazards associated with being inside these areas, as well as elements for safe entry into them.
Learning about these rules is important to your safety.
The course meets OSHA General Industry Standard 29 CFR 1910.146. It also meets the Construction Industry Standard OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1203.
- What is a Confined Space?
- Non-Permit Confined Space
- What is a Permit Confined Space?
- Written Programs
- Training Requirements
This training will answer questions like, “What are the entry requirements for confined spaces?” and “What are the two types of confined spaces?”
Confined Space Training is also included in Hazwoper Center’s 24-hour Hazwoper course, as well as our 40-hour Hazwoper course.
What Are The Two Types of Confined Spaces?
There are two specific categories. Permit-required and non-permit required confined spaces.
Non-Permit Confined Space
A Non-Permit Confined Space is a confined space that does not contain or have the potential to contain any hazard capable of causing death or serious physical harm.
Permit-Required Confined Space
A Permit-Required Confined Space is also known as a “permit space.” It’s a type of space that includes one or more of the following:
- Contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere
- Contains a material that has the potential for engulfing an entrant
- Has an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or suffocated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor which slopes downward
- Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard
What Are the Entry Requirements for Confined Spaces?
First, you must determine if the confined space is Permit-Required or Non-Permit Required. We include a detailed visual flowchart in our training to aid in determining if a space qualifies as a confined space or not, as well as questions to consider depending on the space in question.
Confined Space Training Online or On-Site
Whether you’re looking for online or on-site training options, you’re covered.
When training online, you can enjoy learning in your free time and at any location where there’s an internet connection. It will also be much easier than trying to find a class in your area or taking one during work hours – just log on whenever it suits you best for as long as needed!
The rules, safety measures, and regulations of confined spaces are laid out with ease so that anyone who takes the course should have no trouble passing, nor obtaining their certification afterward. For more information about these courses contact us today.