Confined Space Training
Eastec Safety (formerly FloridaOSHA, LLC) has a complete confined space certification training program that is managed by a fully certified on-site trainer. After passing the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion and wallet card. You will then be 100% compliant with all regulations. We will ensure that you get the proper confined space training and documentation necessary to meet OSHA standards.
The overall objective of this confined space training is to protect those entering or working around a confined space. In this course, you will learn the physical, chemical, and biological principles related to safe working with confined spaces. Our Confined Space Entry Training course is based on the OSHA 1910.146 permit-required confined space standards. Objectives of this course are for the student to:
- Understand the Scope & Application of OSHA's Various Confined Space Entry Standards
- Identify "Confined Spaces," and then Determine If They are "Permit Required"
- Understand OSHA Requirements for Developing & Maintaining a "Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Program"
- Know Responsibilities of Entrants, Attendants, Entry Supervisors, & Contractors
- Understand the Terms and Requirements for "Rescue & Emergency Services"
- Have a Basic Knowledge of the General Use and Limitations of Related Equipment
- Understanding of How to Close Out a Confined Space Permit
What is a "Confined Space"
The term "confined space" means a space that:
- Is Large Enough and So Configured that an Employee can Bodily Enter and Perform Assigned Work
- Has Limited or Restricted Means of Entry or Exit (for Example, Tanks, Vaults, and Pits are Spaces that May Have Limited Means of Entry)
- Is Not Designed for Continuous Employee Occupancy
Examples of Confined Spaces
Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to:
- Underground Vaults
- Storage Bins
Examples of Permit-Required Confined Spaces
OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics:
- Contains or Has the Potential to Contain a Hazardous Atmosphere
- Contains Material that has the Potential to Engulf an Entrant
- Has Walls that Converge Inward or Floors that Slope Downward and Taper into a Smaller Area which Could Trap or Asphyxiate an Entrant
- Contains any Other Recognized Safety or Health Hazard, Such as Unguarded Machinery, Exposed Live Wires, or Heat Stress
Some of the industries in which confined spaces can be found include:
- General Industries
- Industrial Construction
- Commercial Construction