Confined Space Entry: Plan And Prepare. Beginning with dramatic, real-life stories of tragic confined space incidents, this course shows your employees why it is vital to follow procedure when working in a confined space. Every year needless injuries and fatalities occur in confined spaces. Often these spaces seem safe or even harmless, but looks can be deceiving. Help your employees understand what a confined space is, the hazards that are associated with it and the steps to follow to maintain a safe work environment.
Identifying Confined Spaces:
OSHA defines a confined space as any space that:
- Is large enough for a person to enter and perform work in
- Has a limited opening for entry and exit
- Isn’t intended for continuous human occupancy
Some confined spaces are more hazardous than others and require an OSHA-required Entry Permit before anyone enters the space. Basically, any space that contains serious hazards that could cause death or serious injury must be classified as a permit-required space.