OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space standard is intended to protect workers from toxic, explosive, or asphyxiating atmospheres; from possible engulfment or entrapment; and from other hazards. Under this standard, employers must:
- Identify each permit-required confined space in their workplace.
- Prevent unauthorized entry into permit confined spaces.
- Protect authorized entrants from hazards through a permit space program.
Our confined space training and solutions can help you:
- Understand the definition of a confined space and a permit-required confined space.
- Identify hazards associated with working in permit spaces.
- Know the general rules and responsibilities of the authorized entrant,
attendant, and entry supervisor.
- Identify the role of the emergency rescue team.
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Helps employees meet requirements of the OSHA standard regarding confined spaces.
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