Confined Space Entry Team & Rescue TrainingMany workplaces contain areas that are considered "confined spaces" because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress. OSHA's standards 1910.146 and 1926 will also be addressed.
After completion of this training, employees will have a competent understanding of the following:
• Practical hands on training• Maintenance Activities, Permit-Required Confined Space, Permit Space Entry Team, Non-Entry Rescue, and On-Site Rescue Employees• Confined space hazards• Duties of the Authorized Entrant, Attendant, Entry Supervisor, Rescue and Emergency Services, and employer• Internal or External Rescue Teams