This training session will help you identify the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of authorized confined space entrants.
Why “Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Attendant (Spanish)” Matters:
There are nearly 5 million permit-required confined spaces in workplaces across America and another 1 million nonpermit spaces.
Confined space accidents frequently result in death.
A large percentage of fatalities over the years have involved would-be rescuers without proper training or equipment.
Your confined space entrants could face life-threatening hazards such as:
- Flammable gas, vapor, mist, or dust at levels high enough to cause a fire or explosion
- Toxic gas, vapor, mist, or dust at levels high enough to cause illness or death if inhaled
- Oxygen levels below what you need to breathe, causing suffocation
- Liquids or flowing solids (e.g., sand) that could cover, bury, or smother
- Entrapping design (e.g.,walls that curve in, floors that slope and taper down)
- Heat high enough to cause exhaustion or heatstroke
- Falls caused by damp floors, slippery handholds, or entrapping spaces
- Noise that could damage hearing or make it hard to hear directions or warnings
Energy and/or equipment that could cause electrocution, fire, or explosion
- Your primary responsibility is the safety of the entrants.
- You must be knowledgeable of all the potential hazards of the confined space.
- You must be able to detect the behavioral effects of exposure to confined space hazards.
- You must stay at the confined space and monitor the activities both inside and outside the confined space.
- You must stay in constant communication with all entrants.
- You must be able to perform non-entry rescue and be able to summon the rescue team.