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Due to their nature, confined spaces are dangerous areas in which to work. Limited air flow can cause the build-up and entrapment of hazardous atmospheres. In addition, potential physical hazards may include engulfment, extreme temperatures, slippery surfaces, moving parts, and others.
Because the hazards of hazardous waste cleanup sites are only compounded when confined spaces are involved, it's important for workers to be aware of their roles and responsibilities to ensure safe confined space entry operations.
This HAZWOPER training course is designed to provide necessary information to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities that may result from working in or around permit-required confined spaces at hazardous waste cleanup sites.
- The eLearning course covers the following topics:
- Confined Spaces
- What is a Confined Space?
- Permit-Required Confined Spaces
- Employer Responsibilities
- Confined Space Hazards
- Physical Hazards
- Atmospheric Hazards
- Entry Permit & Equipment
- Entry Permit
- Equipment for Safe Entry
- Entry Team
- Entry Team Members
- Entry Supervisor
- Authorized Entrant
- Entry Preparations & Procedures
- Preparing for Entry
- Entry Procedures
- Post-Entry Procedures
- Alternate Entry Procedures
- Rescue and Emergency Services
- No Unauthorized Rescue
- Attendant Initiates Rescue Operations
- Non-Entry Rescue
- Rescue Teams
- Emergency Services
- After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe the difference between a confined space and a permit-required confined space
- Identify the potential hazards in a permit-required confined space and measures that can be taken to protect entry workers
- Recognize the information contained on an entry permit, how to use a permit, and the equipment used for safe entry
- Explain the members that make up an entry team and the responsibilities of each member including the entry supervisor, authorized entrants, and attendants
- List some preparations involved for a permit-required confined space entry along with the general procedures for entry and post-entry
- Recognize the severe consequences of attempting to perform a permit-required confined space rescue if not authorized, trained, and equipped to do so
- Discuss the measures taken to ensure a successful permit-space rescue and non-entry rescue
- Intended Audience: Any employees who may be involved or expected to engage in hazardous waste cleanup operations where the employee may be exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards or safety hazards. These cleanup workers include:
- General site workers, such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel
- Workers on the site only occasionally for a specific limited task (ie: groundwater monitoring, land surveying or geo-physical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits
- Workers regularly on the site who work in areas which have been monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible exposure limits where respirators are not necessary, and the site characterization indicates that there are no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing
- Regs Covered: 29 CFR 1910.120, 29 CFR 1926.65, 29 CFR 1910.146, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA
- Length: 45 minutes
- Copyright Date: 2018
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