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Confined Spaces

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This course covers information about confined spaces, hazardous atmospheres, necessary equipment, and permits. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with information about the hazards and hazard control methods that will permit safe work in enclosed work areas or confined spaces. Learner objectives for this course are to recognize terms commonly associated with confined spaces, distinguish the difference between permit required confined spaces and non-permit required confined spaces, identify hazards associated with confined spaces, recognize signs and symptoms of overexposure, identify equipment needed for confined space entry, specify safe entry procedures for confined spaces, recognize permits posted at points of entry to a confined space and specify their purpose and use, and identify the duties and responsibilities of personnel involved with confined spaces. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Employees who are assigned to work in and around work areas that have been identified as confined spaces

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Lesson Objectives

Confined Spaces

  • define terms commonly associated with confined spaces
  • identify the dangers associated with using tools in confined spaces
  • recognize the effect various factors can have on the atmospheric conditions in a confined space
  • identify key concepts related to overexposure to chemicals in confined spaces
  • recall safe entry procedures for confined spaces
  • identify equipment needed for confined space entry
  • recall basic information regarding permits
  • identify roles and responsibilities of the attendant in confined space entry
  • identify the responsibilities of the entry supervisor
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