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Our Confined Spaces – Supervisor Training course is built to regulation guidelines. This class discusses topics including the following:
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards:
From 1992 to 2005, there were 431 workers killed in confined space incidents.
One-fifth of confined space incidents result in multiple fatalities.
One-fourth of all confined spaces fatalities occur during regular repair, maintenance, cleaning, or inspection procedures. (Source: CSCC)
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)
In order for an area to be considered a confined space it must meet all three of the following criteria:
An area isn’t considered a confined space just because it’s small. Rather, a confined space is determined by the hazards associated with it. Examples of confined spaces include silos, vaults, hoppers, vats, tanks, water supply towers, sewers, and many more.
Confined spaces are usually broken down into two different groups: permit and non-permit. Permit (or permit required) spaces are the most hazardous and require a qualified person to complete a safety checklist (the permit) before entry can be made.
There are several hazards associated with working in a confined space. These are the most common: