How to Properly Conduct Confined Space Atmospheric Tests

This 2 minute safety training video covers: How to determine the oxygen content, what is the measurement of a safe oxygen content, how to detect the presence of flammable gases, what are the flammables commonly found in the air of confined spaces, how to identify toxic contaminants vapors and dusts, what are the confined space atmospheric hazards and what are the three basic atmospheric tests. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 27 minute full length version.

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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:

  • How to properly conduct confined space atmospheric tests
  • Reducing risk with a Permit Space Program.
  • The Entry Permit.
  • Testing for hazardous atmospheres.
  • Making a space as safe as possible.
  • A step-by-step approach to safe entry.
  • Attendants and evacuation.
  • Special situations.
  • ...and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 27 minute preview.

Video Transcript

65% of fatalities in confined spaces have to do with hazardous atmosphere inside the space. Let's say you enter a confined space, but there isn't enough oxygen in the atmosphere just to sustain you, within minutes your heart rates going to go up, you'll start to feel weak, your judgement will be impaired, you'll begin to lose motor skills, you may experience nausea and vomiting. Finally, you'll pass out and if you don't get oxygen right away, you'll die.Even the area just outside a confined space can be oxygen deficient. So don't even break the plane of the opening without following proper confined space entry protocol. Just as two little oxygen is a huge hazard, so is too much oxygen. When too much oxygen gets in the atmosphere, it can cause combustible materials to ignite very quickly.