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Confined Spaces Training

General Industry And Construction Confined Space Training

Confined space training is critical for many companies to ensure employee safety and maintain compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This form of instruction focuses on areas / spaces of workplaces that have the following three core characteristics:

  1. Not intended for continuous worker occupancy;
  2. Having entrances/exits that are restricted or limited; and
  3. Designed in a manner and sizable enough that employees can get fully into the space and conduct tasks.

Ductwork, pipelines, tunnels, pits, hoppers, silos, tanks, equipment housings, manholes, vaults, storage bins, and vessels are examples of confined spaces.

Tight spacesOur confined space training is important to protecting workplace safety. While all confined spaces are concerning, ones that have ANY of the following more hazardous characteristics are of particular interest to OSHA:

  • Has an asphyxiation or trapping danger due to downward-sloping floors or inward-oriented walls
  • Contains material in which an employee could become submerged or engulfed
  • Atmosphere that is either dangerous now or could become dangerous
  • Contains heat stress, live wires, unprotected machinery, or other hazards to human safety/health.

Spaces with any of those conditions are called a permit space, short for permit-required confined space. You may see this type of training called “permit space training” or “confined space permit training,” but what the training should deliver is certification to operate within confined spaces (whether permit spaces or not).

Our confined space training will educate all your personnel who work within these spaces on how to optimize safety by detecting hazards. They will learn about how to recognize and use personal protective equipment (PPE). The outcome for each of your workers who take the course will be confined space certification, which will indicate that they have a grasp of 29 CFR 1910.146, the OSHA confined spaces standard.

Permit Space Entry & Confined Space Rescue

If you have searched, “Confined space training near me,” or if you are otherwise ready to meet this compliance challenge, we offer two related courses:

  1. Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
  2. Confined Space Rescue.

Permit-required confined space entry training programs differ based on the following:

  • whether the students are authorized entrants, attendants, or entry supervisors;
  • whether you need confined space construction training or confined space general industry training; and
  • your specific customization needs.

However, here are fundamentals of our OSHA confined space training, reflecting what you need to maintain compliance:

  • Learn what characteristics make an environment a confined space, as well as what makes a confined space permit-required.
  • Know what authorized entrants, entry attendants, supervisors, and contractors are expected to do in the context of confined spaces.
  • Know how to establish and develop a permit-required confined space entry program in compliance with OSHA.
  • Recognize various hazards common to confined spaces, along with how to respond to each.
  • Understand situations that allow you to use the reclassification and alternate entry procedures from OSHA.
  • Know how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment relevant to confined spaces.
  • Know how broad the confined space standards from OSHA are, along with how they should be applied.
  • Learn what the mandate for rescue and emergency services entails.
  • Understand chain-of-command and rescue protocols.

Confined Space Rescue training comes into play because OSHA confined space training requirements extend to appropriate emergency response for these spaces. To meet OSHA parameters, we make sure at least one person on your emergency and rescue team is certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). All of your team will be trained in how to conduct rescues from confined spaces. Additionally, they will be instructed how to use PPE, first aid essentials, and CPR.

OSHA Confined Space Training Benefits

Realize a myriad of benefits with our OSHA confined space training. Key positive outcomes include the following:
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  • You can prevent deaths and injuries. One of the top reasons people die on the job in the United Space is because of confined space work, per OSHA.
  • With strong confined space training in place, you have peace of mind that your employees are aware of hazards and appropriate responses.
  • By implementing our confined space entry training and confined space rescue training, your workers will know how to work safely and what to do in emergencies.
  • Your personnel will be able to protect themselves and others from hazards.
  • You maintain compliance and reduce your liability.
  • Studies have shown that focusing on worker safety improves morale.

Trusted Compliance Programs

Is your company in need of confined space training? At AOTC, our training classes are designed to ensure each student duplicates key safety competencies. We don’t just state a confined space training course price but make certain you get exactly what you need to protect your company. Contact us to schedule your on-site training today.