Confined Space Training – [Complete Safety Video Kit]
This confined space training will teach your employees the ins and outs of the OSHA permit-required confined space Standard. As you know, working in confined spaces can be deadly if not handled properly. Hundreds of workers are killed yearly when a confined space situation goes wrong. That is why this confined space training program is so important – to keep your workers safe and your company OSHA-compliant. The training will help answer several questions and educate your workforce on confined space entry processes and procedures.
This Confined Space Training Teaches Several Important Concepts:
- What are confined spaces, and how does OSHA define them? (examples include vaults, pits, process vessels, tanks, storage bins, HVAC ducts, and more)
- What types of confined spaces require a permit, and which can be designated as a “Non-Permit Space?”
- What is the training required for both permit-required and non-permit-required confined space entry?
- What are “hazardous atmospheres,” and why are they dangerous and filled with potential hazards? (They might contain toxic contaminants, too little or too much oxygen, or they might contain vapors, dust, and flammable gases)
- What are some potential dangers associated with underground vaults? (they might contain liquid or solid particles that could suffocate or crush you)
- What is the “catch-all” category for risks associated with confined spaces in general or permit-required confined spaces in specific? (Exposed live wires, heat stress, unguarded machinery, and other confined space hazards)
Permit Required Confined Spaces Additional Topics:
- What do OSHA Standards and OSHA regulations establish in their confined spaces procedures? (The goal of these regulations is to establish a set of safe work practices to protect employees)
- What is a Permit Space Program, and how do you implement one at your facility?
- What does the Permit Required Confined Space program set out to accomplish?
- To control access to confined spaces
- To control the hazards inside of those confined spaces
- Protect employees from the OSHA confined space hazards
- What warning signs or postings are necessary for confined work areas? (Some signs might say “Limited Access” or “Off Limits”)
- What process must be followed when employees need to work inside of an employer-identified confined space? (The Permit Space Program sets out to make sure that all employees working in a permit space will receive the necessary training for a confined workspace)
Additional Topics Covered in This Training Course:
- What is a confined space entry team? What are the different parts of that team? (Entrant, Attendant, and Entry Supervisor)
- What is an Entry Permit, and how do they work? (This is the permit required to enter any confined spaces)
- What information is included on the entry permit?
- The reason for entry into the confined space
- The nature and location of the confined space that will be entered
- The date and authorized length of the confined space entry
- It must also identify the entrants, the attendants, and the entry supervisor
- It will identify each hazard in the confined space and detail what steps will be taken to control, isolate or eliminate them
- The permit will specify what conditions need to be met before the confined space can be entered
- Will identify what Personal Protective Equipment needs to be worn, as well as details on communication systems, atmospheric monitors, and alarm systems)
- Contact information for fire, police, and other first responders, as well
- When can confined entry permits be canceled or suspended?
Confined Space Entry Training – More Topics Covered:
- What are hazardous atmospheres, and why should all construction or other employees understand the concept?
- What is atmospheric testing, and how does it work?
- What does the “Lower Flammable Limit” or LFL mean when testing for atmospheric hazards?
- What is the role of ventilation in permit required confined spaces?
- Do “hot work permits” also need to be included in the entry permit if hot work will be performed? (Yes, a separate hot work permit will be obtained and then listed on the entry permit)
- What are the different kinds of confined space hazards, and how to protect yourself from injury?
Confined Space Entry Training Discussion Points:
- What best practices do all construction workers or general industry employees need to know about OSHA confined spaces in general, and permit required confined spaces in specific?
- What type of contaminants might be in the atmosphere of a confined space? (carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide are two examples of dangerous and deadly gases)
- Under what conditions would respirators or SCBAs be required in confined spaces?
- What is the role of lockout tagout when operating in confined spaces?
- How and when to measure oxygen levels, flammable gases, and vapors (such as H2S and Carbon Monoxide)
Additional topics covered in the Confined Space Training:
- How and when to test for toxic contaminants in a confined area
- How often must the Entry Team conduct atmospheric tests while working in a confined area?
- What happens when testing reveals there is a hazardous atmosphere in the work area?
- In what scenarios is ventilation required, and what different types of ventilation are available?
- What is involved with fire extinguisher maintenance, and how often should they be inspected or recharged?
Safety Procedures and Rescue Topics Covered:
- How and when to put up barriers and shields around entry points to the workspace
- What Personal Protective Equipment should you know about and use when working in a confined space?
- What type of harnesses and retrieval lines are required?
- Why is confined space training certification necessary to keep employees from getting injured at work?
- How to use communications equipment when working in a confined space
- and much more…
This confined space training video should be an integral part of any safety training done at your facility. Maintaining OSHA compliance for confined spaces is important, but even more important is the health and safety of your work crew. This training will help you accomplish compliance and safe work conditions at your job sites.
Confined Space Entry Training Delivery Options:
This 28-minute training course is available in English or Spanish as a DVD or USB Stick. We also offer this training course in an online version. The online training can be a standalone course or part of a larger library of training courses (personal protective equipment, heat stress, hazardous energy or lockout tagout, and other occupational safety topics from both construction and general industry).
This Complete Confined Space Entry Training Program Includes These Items:
- Full-length Confined Space safety training video
- Employee quiz and answer sheet
- A “Presenter’s Guide” if you are going to do this training in person
- A printable training sign-in sheet to keep track of your training program
- A printable Certificate of Completion. You can print as many copies of the Certificate as you need
Confined Space Training Video – Full-Length Preview:
FAQs on Confined Space Safety Training
Answered by our in-house OSHA Authorized Trainer – Jason Hessom
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What is the minimum and maximum oxygen level in a confined space?
Per OSHA, an atmospheric test should be performed before allowing entry into any permit-required confined space to ensure that the required ambient conditions exist. The atmospheric oxygen concentration should be greater than 19.5 percent and less than 23.5 percent.
What breathing equipment is used for confined spaces?
Examples include air-purifying respirators, Supplied-Air Breathing Apparatus (SABA), and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
The OSHA Standard for permit required confined spaces can be found as 29 CFR 1910.146.
Does ANSI have a take on confined spaces?
Yes, ANSI Z117.1-2022, and you can find information on that reference link about minimum safety requirements while entering, exiting, and working in confined spaces at ambient atmospheric pressure.
All of our training videos include the following additional resources:
1) A Leader’s Guide
The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.
2) An Employee Quiz
Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched. This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.
3) Answer Key to the Quiz
Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.
4) An Attendance Sheet
Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.
5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”
Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session. Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.
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