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How to Make a Confined Space As Safe As Possible

This 2 minute safety training video covers: The specific safety procedures to be followed, steps to do if tests reveal atmospheric hazards, when to use a respirator or Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, when are hot work permits required, when to use Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedure and safety measures to be taken when lockout-tagout isn’t possible. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 27 minute full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

OSHA’s May 2015 Confined Spaces in Construction regulation (CFR 29 1926 Subpart AA) not only includes specific requirements for construction activities in confined spaces, it also clarifies many of the rules included in its Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard for General Industry (29 CFR Part 1910.146) as well.

The Construction Standard can also apply to many employers that don’t normally consider themselves to be construction-type businesses.

Atlantic Training’s Confined Space Entry Training DVD Program provides employees with the information they need to stay safe in Permit Spaces and helps employers stay in compliance with OSHA requirements… whether they are doing general industry or construction type work.

This Confined Space Entry Training DVD Covers:

Video Transcript

Now let’s talk about how to manage and control hazards. First warning signs and vary protection like the one seen here are place around the confined space entrance to protect those on the outside and those on the inside. The second control measure is atmospheric testing, the proper testing of the atmosphere inside the confined space using appropriately calibrated monitors and detectors determines whether respirators or self contained breathing apparatuses will be needed or if its typical ventilation protocol will suffice. Either way before anyone entrance the space, the atmosphere inside the space is tested. Oxygen levels, flammable gases, and toxic vapors and must be tested specifically in that order. What’s more, the site must continue to be tested at regular intervals as long as the space is occupied.