Competent Person for Confined Space Compliance and Safe Entry
October 24, 2017 / 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Entry into confined spaces has always required special training, skills, and equipment. But with OSHA’s new construction confined space entry standard, a more detailed approach is needed and emphasis is placed on some work spaces – like attics and crawl spaces – that may not have been treated like confined spaces in the past.
OSHA expects all confined spaces to be evaluated for hazards prior to entry and for a permit to be used for confined spaces that present significant safety or health hazards (permit spaces). In addition, regardless of whether the general/controlling contractor will be entering the space, it has very important responsibilities under this standard.
This training will include discussion on the contents and requirements of the regulation and we will conduct hands-on exercises that build the skills necessary to effectively evaluate and manage entry into a construction confined space.
Benefits of Attending:
- Gain an understanding and appreciation of the serious hazards associated with confined spaces, as well as those associated with the work and rescue-related activities that may take place in them.
- Gain the knowledge and decision making skills needed to effectively evaluate a confined space for hazards that may be inherent to the space or that may develop as a result of work operations.
- Benefit from hands-on exercise to learn the procedure for conducting a safe confined space entry, as well as how to use equipment essential for the task.
- Use the information from this training to display a professional company image and exceed customer safety expectations by updating your existing confined space entry program and permit to the new OSHA construction standard.
Develop Your Knowledge and Learn More About:
- Defining and identifying construction confined spaces.
- Permit vs. non-permit spaces and other key terminology.
- Hazards of construction confined space entry.
- Controlling contractor responsibilities.
- Evaluating spaces for existing/potential hazards.
- Using a permit.
- Air quality, sampling, monitoring and ventilation.
- Methods to eliminate and control confined space hazards.
- Entry team and responsibilities.
- Rescue/retrieval planning and equipment.
- Additional confined space entry program requirements.
Who Should Attend:
This program will be especially helpful to those involved in any aspect of construction confined space entry, including:
- Confined space competent persons/entry supervisors.
- Confined space entrants and attendants.
- Confined space rescue/retrieval personnel.
- General (controlling) contractor site supervisory personnel and PM’s.
- Safety administrators.
- Safety committee personnel.
- Host facility plant/maintenance managers who use contractors for confined space entry work.
Kevin Keith, Director of Safety Services, ABC Keystone, provides safety trainings and safety services for the Chapter’s members. Kevin is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He has been providing Health and Safety services since 1996. Kevin is an OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer for the Mid-Atlantic OTI Education Center. He has aided with Workers’ Compensation, ergonomics, rehabilitation, fall protection system design and install, developed safety programs for automated systems, jobsite audits, PIT operator trainings, and an extensive list of trainings related to OSHA and safety during his career.
Price includes: various course materials, certificate of completion.
Preferred registration date: October 17, 2017
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