Protecting Construction Workers in Confined Spaces
This online engineering PDH interactive presentation intends to help small businesses comply with the Confined Spaces standard. It addresses the most common compliance issues that employers will 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.
This presentation begins by a defining confined and permit spaces. It helps employers learn about their responsibilities regarding the permit space program and its alternate procedures. It also defines the scope of worker training by defining the responsibilities of entrants, attendants and entry supervisors. The presentation culminates with an exploration of different rescue and emergency services.
This 1 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 continuing education interactive presentation 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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