Confined Space Awareness Training
Did you know that every year over 100 people die from confined space entries in the United States and that over 40% of those fatalities involve attempted rescuers? Due to the colorless and odorless nature of the hazards associated with confined space entry, working in or around confined spaces can be extremely dangerous and even deadly! For this reason, it is critical to identify all employees with potential confined space exposure and provide Confined Space Awareness Training.
Since 2009, our training professionals have successfully instructed thousands of training classes. We will deliver an interactive and fast-paced training experience and make completing the training course easy. Our training professionals will also travel to bring our Confined Space Awareness Training to you and rent a training location for your class if you need. We also have our own training center in Cincinnati, OH.
During our 2 hour Confined Space Awareness Training your employees will learn:
- The different types of confined spaces.
- Potential consequences of working unprotected in a confined space.
- Written confined space plans.
- How to determine if a space is a confined space.
- How to draft a confined space permit.
- How to determine if an atmosphere is hazardous.
- What carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are.
- The potential consequences of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Building an entry team and what to do in the case of emergency.
OSHA recently updated the RULE ON CONFINED SPACES. With the new update they also released several tools which can help you navigate confined spaces:
CALIBRATING AND TESTING DIRECT-READING PORTABLE GAS MONITORS
CONFINED SPACES IN CONSTRUCTION
OSHA ALERT – LOSS OF START-UP OXYGEN IN CSE SR-100 SELF-CONTAINED SELF-RESCUERS
PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACES IN GENERAL INDUSTRY
By utilizing our training professionals to provide Confined Space Awareness Training to your employees, you can have peace of mind that your workers have the knowledge and skill set to work safely in and around confined spaces. Having completed the required Confined Space Awareness Training will also keep your company in compliance. OSHA fines are steep and willful violations are even higher. Why take the risk? Completing Confined Space Awareness Training will also expand the marketability of your company by allowing your employees to safely work in and around confined spaces. We have what it takes to protect your most valued asset, your people. Dial 877-209-9648 or email SALES@PASAFETY.COM to register.
Confined Space Awareness Frequently Asked Questions:
Is confined space awareness training required by law?
Yes. OSHA requires employers to train any employees who may conduct work or activities in or around a confined space. There are various types of confined space training that may apply depending on the task.
How long is my confined space awareness certification good for?
Confined space awareness certification is good for two years. Depending on the certification you receive, based on the training you need, some certifications could last for up to three years (with annual review).
What is Confined Space Awareness Training?
Confined Space Awareness Training is a two-hour course that covers such topics as identifying the different types of confined spaces, risks of working unprotected in confined spaces, written confined space plans, determining whether you are facing a confined space on a jobsite and more. This course is about awareness and does not certify for confined space entry or permit-required confined spaces.
How do I know which confined space course I need?
Confined Space Awareness Training is a two-hour course that covers such topics as identifying the different types of confined spaces, risks of working unprotected in confined spaces, written confined space plans, determining whether you are facing a confined space on a jobsite and more. This course is about awareness and does not certify for confined space entry or permit-required confined spaces. Entry and Permit-Required trainings require 16 hours and beyond for certification. Additional training beyond this may also be required for certain permit-require spaces as well.
How do I know if my job requires general industry guidelines or construction guidelines?
Anytime you are doing construction work that involves renovating a structure or building a new one, for example, you are in the window for construction confined spaces and construction rules apply.
How do I know if I’m facing a confined space?
OSHA defines confined spaces as any space that has limited means of entry and/or exit, is large enough for workers to enter, areas that may be difficult to enter or exit from (especially in the event of an emergency), spaces not intended for continuous occupancy, etc. These might look like attics and crawl spaces, manholes, tanks, vaults, pump stations, manure pits, ductwork, tunnels, water supply towers, sewers, vats and much more.
Am I really in danger if I just enter a confined space one time for a quick job?
Yes. Because confined spaces can have significantly reduced oxygen levels, can expose workers to other hazards like exposed electrical wiring, hazardous chemical releases and may be difficult to exit from especially during emergencies, confined spaces should always be trained for, planned for thoroughly and handled with great caution and care to prevent injury or death.
How can I prepare myself and/or my workers to handle confined spaces safely?
The best way to prepare for jobs that involve confined spaces is by getting educated in a Confined Space Awareness Course. From this class, you may decide that you or your workers may need additional training for a more in-depth experience into safe and efficient navigation in and around confined spaces.
Check out some of our other articles on Confined Space Awareness:
CONFINED SPACES AND NEW REGULATIONS
NEW CONFINED SPACE STANDARD
WHY YOU NEED A CONFINED SPACE COMPETENT PERSON