Working in confined spaces is hazardous for a number of reasons. It is important to take precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Authorized training for working in a confined space is site-specific and requires a permit. The intention of this training is to make you aware of the dangers of working in confined spaces and the specific requirements for being authorized to do so.
Regulations for confined space entry fall into the category for regulated work, and you only have to look at the statistics to understand why.
In U.S. workplaces alone, for every 1,400 accidents reported, one results in a death or serious injury. In confined spaces, the likelihood increases to every 1 in 10. Also, for every death in a confined space, almost two rescuers die as well.
In order to address this serious occupational hazard, safety leaders have established guidelines to address these hazards. These guidelines contain requirements for practices and procedures to protect employees in general industry from the hazards of entry into permit-required confined spaces.
- Define and explain what differentiates a confined space from a “permit-required” confined space
- Examine the main hazards of confined spaces and the employer’s responsibilities under safety regulations
- Cover the requirements of the confined space entry permit system and pre-entry testing
- Review duties of employees working in a permit-required confined space
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