How to Safely Reduce Confined Space Risk

This 2 minute safety training video covers: OSHA's definition of a “confined space”, the importance of Permit Space Entry Program, OSHA "permit-required" confined space regulation, requirements of a permit-required confined space, hazardous atmospheres, conditions to watch out when entering confined spaces, different types of confined spaces hazards and how to protect workers from these hazards. 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 Safely Reduce Confined Space Risk
  • Testing for hazardous atmospheres.
  • The Entry Permit.
  • Reducing risk with a Permit Space Program
  • 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

So what is a confined space? OSHA defines - it is an space that is large enough to enter and perform work in, has a limited opening for entry and exit, is not intended for continous human occupancy. Some confined spaces are more hazardous than others and requires an OSHA-required Entry Permit before anybody enters the space. Permit Required confined spaces are spaces that meet the first three criteria but may have anyone of these for additional criteria as well, spaces that might contain a hazardous breathing atmosphere, spaces that contain material that has the potential to engulf someone inside, spaces that have walls that converges inwards or floors that slopes downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap someone inside, spaces that contain any other safety or health hazards.