By their very nature, confined spaces restrict a worker's ability to safely enter, exit, and work inside them for long periods of time.
Even more dangerous are permit-required confined spaces, which have one or more additional hazards: a potential hazardous atmosphere, material that could engulf a worker, an internal configuration that could trap or asphyxiate, or another serious safety or health hazard. These conditions can, and have, resulted in situations that injure or claim the lives of workers just like you.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
Describe the difference between a confined space and a permit-required confined space
Identify the hazards in a permit-required confined space and the methods used to isolate, control, or in other ways protect employees
Recognize the precautions that must be taken before a confined space is entered
Explain the duties of each entry team member (authorized entrant, attendant, and entry supervisor)
Discuss the measures taken to ensure a successful permit space rescue and non-entry rescue