OSHA Confined Spaces Training
Prepare your employees by training them on all the confined space regulations as they apply to entrants, attendants, and supervisors. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous occupancy. A confined space requires a permit for entry if the space contains a potential hazardous atmosphere. Examples of permit confined spaces include tanks, sewers, storm drains, boilers and HVAC ducts. OSHA requires employees that must enter confined spaces to receive training on how to recognize and avoid hazards found in confined spaces.
What is OSHA Confined Spaces Training?
OSHA requires employers to certify that they have trained all affected employees on the hazards found in confined spaces. Employers must have proof that their employees have been trained to safely perform permit confined space duties.
The Confined Space training will cover:
- The difference between confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
- How to identify and control atmospheric, mechanical and chemical hazards
- Required personal protective equipment and other equipment for confined spaces
- Entry supervisor, entrant, and attendant duties
- Rescue procedures
Insure Compliance will meet with your employees and conduct an in-person confined space training that will cover the specific safe work practices that best apply to your confined space duties. The training provided will ensure your company fulfills OSHA’s training requirements.
- 146 (g)(1) The employer shall provide training so that all employees whose work is regulated by this section acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned under this section.
Why should I do an OSHA Confined Spaces Training?
Having employees trained to safely carry out their confined space duties is beneficial because it improves employee safety and ensures your company complies with OSHA regulations. A full list of OSHA fall protection training for employees includes:
- Confined spaces concepts and terminology
- Completing the entry process
- Requirements for a rescue plan
This service is often combined with:
Respirator protection training
Confined Space Permit
Written Permit-Required Confined Space Program
Employees that must wear respirators in a permit required confined spaces should be trained on respirator use per 29 CFR 1910.134.
A permit that must be completed and signed by a supervisor before an entrant goes into a permit-required confined space. The permit must verify that the pre-entry preparations outlined in 1910.146 have been completed.
OSHA requires employers that choose to enter permit spaces to implement a written program that complies with all regulations in 29 CFR 1910.146
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