Many members of the general industry workforce are required to perform confined space entry (CSE) for routine maintenance, system repair, and more. When a CSE team enters a permit-required confined space, there can be significant health and safety risks. For this type of job, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and know what to do in the case of an emergency. Designed for general industry workers and employers alike, the Confined Space Awareness for General Industry course provides confined space awareness training so participants can stay safe in the workplace.
This confined space awareness training course is based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Title 29 CFR 1910.146 standard. It addresses pertinent topics that will help keep you safe during CSE, including:
- Basics of confined spaces
- Confined space awareness
- OSHA’s confined space regulations
- CSE permit development and implementation
- Recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards
- Roles of CSE team members, including entrants, attendants, supervisors, and emergency response and rescue personnel
- Emergency response and drills
- Monitoring equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and rescue equipment
Upon completion of the Confined Space Awareness for General Industry course, participants will receive training to better prepare them for CSE. Specifically, this course will teach participants about OSHA permit-required confined spaces, including their potentially hazardous or even fatal natures. Along with this, participants will learn why CSE team members are the only people allowed to enter these spaces. They will also become familiar with the planning and equipment this type of work entails.