During one 5-year period in the U.S., there were a total of 481 confined space related fatalities. This averages to about 96.2 fatalities per year or 1 fatality about every 4 days. These numbers don’t include all of those incidents that resulted in serious injuries or illnesses. These fatalities occurred in 28 states…with just about every age group other than the very young and the very old equally represented. Over 61% (or 298) of these incidents occurred during construction, repairing or cleaning activities.
This 8-hour course is designed to comply with the requirements of OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.146, Permit Required Confined Spaces. Topics covered include: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permit Required Confined Spaces standard; Non-permit versus Permit Required Confined Spaces; Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control (physical hazards, health hazards, hazardous atmospheres, oxygen deficient atmospheres and oxygen enriched atmospheres).