Confined Space Entry Safety Training, Course Code 1424
8 hour Training with 8 CEUs upon successful Completion
Target Audience: CEUs for Current License Holders, CEUs for Renewal of License, Water System Operators & Waste-Water System Operators
Confined Space Entry – an Overview of the Standards
The basic goal of the Confined Space Awareness Safety Program is to ensure employers and employees know about Confined Space work hazards and how to protect themselves. The desired outcome of the training is to help to reduce the incidence leading to workplace accidents, illness, and injuries and to reinforce safe work practices.
Confined Space Entry is an integral part of water and waste-water safety. Each year there are hundreds of accidents and injuries, some even resulting in death, associated with Confined Space Entry. OSHA’s definition of a confined space is "any space that is large enough to enter and perform work, has limited access and egress and is not designed for continuous human occupancy". Any work space that meets this definition falls under the Confined Space Regulations. Within the water and waste-water industry there are literally thousands of spaces that fall under Confined Space. Examples include manholes, collection basins, tanks, pits, storage vessels, etc.
Confined spaces may contain many safety and health hazards. They may include, but are not limited to: asphyxiation (unconscious or lack of oxygen), falls, burns, engulfment, chemical exposure, job function.
Following confined space procedures and safe work practices are essential to protect your health and safety. The goal is to control confined space environments and prevent accidents that could lead to injury and death. If you have a question about a confined space, ask your supervisor.