Confined Space Awareness
Course Length: 2hrs | CFR Reference: 29 CFR 1910.146(g) | Course Required By: OSHA
The employer will provide Confined Space Awareness training to employees so that they acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of duties.
Employees must be trained when first assigned to duties in and around permit spaces; before there is a change in assigned duties; whenever there is a change in operations that presents a hazard; and whenever the permit-space entry procedures change.
Certification of such training must be available for inspection by employees or their authorized representatives.
Upon completion of Confined Space Awareness training, the student will be familiar with:
Identify types of hazards in confined spaces
Procedures to follow before entering a confined space
Define the terms oxygen deficiency versus oxygen enrichment
Recognize the concept of lower and upper flammable limits
Isolation, inerting and special procedures to enter a confined space
Identify confined space hazards, such as hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide toxins
General duties of the Attendant, Entrant and Supervisor
Define the difference between non-permit and permit entry confined spaces
Describe the importance of following confined space rescue procedures
Written competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.
Student is responsible for retraining every year.