United Alliance Services is now offering Confined Space Rescue Awareness Refresher Training. This training fulfills the annual training requirement for OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.146, “Permit Required Confined Spaces.” This program also meets the applicable OSHA & NFPA annual refresher requirements.
A confined space is a space that:
Is large enough for an employee to enter fully and perform assigned work;
Is not designed for continuous occupancy by the employee; and
Has a limited or restricted means of entry or exit.
These spaces may include underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, pits and diked areas, vessels, silos and other similar areas.
A permit-required confined space has one or more of these characteristics:
Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere;
Contains a material with the potential to engulf someone who enters the space;
Has an internal configuration that might cause an entrant to be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor that slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross section; and/or
Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazards.
When an employer has an in-house confined space rescue team OSHA requires that it is capable of responding in an emergency situation in a timely manner. OSHA also requires that employers provide in-house confined space rescue personnel with personal protective equipment (PPE) and any rescue equipment required as well as the training on how to use it. Further, OSHA requires employers to give their in-house confined space rescue personnel confined space hazard recognition training, as well as for first aid and CPR. Lastly, OSHA requires that an employer’s in-house confined space rescue team perform an annual practice rescue exercise.
United Alliance Services Confined Space Rescue Awareness Refresher training covers 16 confined space topics, including but not limited to; applicability of OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.146., “Permit Confined Spaces”, to both government and private industry, emergency breathing systems, rehabilitation of rescue teams, and Emergency Response Planning emphasizing the Incident Command System.
If you would like to schedule a Confined Space Rescue Awareness Refresher training, please call (877) 399-1698 and speak to a UASC representative.