Protecting Construction Workers in Confined Spaces
This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on the Confined Spaces standard that applies to construction work performed in confined spaces. It addresses the most common issues that employers face and provides sufficient detail to serve as a useful compliance guide.
A confined space is a space whose configuration and/or contents may present special dangers not found in normal work areas. Confined spaces may be poorly ventilated and, as a result, contain insufficient oxygen or hazardous levels of toxic gases. Working in a tight space can prevent a worker from keeping a safe distance from mechanical and electrical hazards in the space. Fumes from flammable liquids in a poorly ventilated area can reach explosive levels.
Such hazards endanger both the workers in the confined space and others who become exposed to the hazards when they attempt to rescue injured workers. Therefore, employers must evaluate all confined spaces in which their employees work to determine whether hazards exist and whether the work to be done has the potential to create such hazards in the future.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, architects, managers and contractors whose duties involve work in confined spaces and are interested in learning about the proper approach to safety while working in compliance with the Confined Spaces standard.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with confined and permit spaces
- Gaining a general overview of the Confined Spaces standard’s requirements
- Learning about employer responsibilities and worker training
- Understanding the content of the permit space program
- Learning about the alternate procedures for certain permit spaces
- Understanding the responsibilities of entrants, attendants and entry supervisors
- Exploring different rescue and emergency services
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