Confined spaces can be very dangerous places to work. By nature they can contain a variety of problems which include: atmospheric hazards, the accumulation of toxic materials, flammable or explosive atmospheres, and physical hazards. This course will provide a review of the applicable Cal/OSHA regulations and a general awareness of entry and work considerations.
This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Course topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, development and implementation of a confined space program, proper signage, and training requirements.
Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify permit and non-permit required confined spaces, reference the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, conduct atmospheric testing, and implement a permit-required confined space program.