Confined Spaces for Managers: Train Your Managers to Enhance Safety & Reduce Risks
November 21, 2012 - Palo Alto CA US
Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit from. This 60 minute webinar is for professionals and managers that want to ensure confined spaces are properly identified and managed. The session will also help the increase in the level of safety in their Confined Spaces Entry Program. Why Should You Attend: Confined space risks can be complex, the strategies for assuring that an entry occurs without difficulties is possible if you consider the necessary program elements for performing a safe entry. Preparing for an effective response procedure in the event of an emergency can also be accomplished with solid initial planning. Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit from. Every year, hundreds of workers suffer needless injuries, even death, due to inadequate understanding of confined spaces safety requirements. While Entrants and Attendants have critically important responsibilities, the ultimate responsibility rests with the person assigned as the Entry Supervisor. Areas Covered in this Session: What constitutes a confined space - and why understanding the definition is critical. Determining the classification of confined spaces using the Confined Space Decision Chart. Evaluating configuration, physical, psychological, and atmospheric hazards in confined spaces. Identifying and controlling the three types of atmospheric hazards that may exist in confined spaces. Safe entry procedures for confined spaces - and why permit completion is so important. What are the Fed-OSHA confined space regulations and requirements. What are the critical elements that must be included in a best-in-class confined space program. How to develop an effective rescue strategy that does not put the rescuers at risk. Discussion of Confined Space Best Practices with a focus on supervisory, entrant, and attendant responsibility. Discussion on Confined Space Permitting and Documentation Best Practices. The three topics that employers must include in confined space training.