OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Rescue Requirements [105]
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

   Bryan Haywood, Founder & CEO, Safety Engineering Network

Track: Government/Regulatory
Secondary Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Session Type: Educational Session
Target Audience: Ohio Safety Congress & Expo


The session covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) minimums for complying with 1910.146(k) and makes clear that non-entry rescue is the rule, with two exceptions. The presenter discusses the pros and cons of using a local fire department for rescue and why this method is not as easy as dialing 911. He also covers how reclassification to a non-permit required space eliminates the requirements of 1910.146(k). In addition, he explains the proper way to reclassify permit-required confined spaces to non-permit status, which spaces you can re-classify, and which ones you enter using alternative means.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Recall the OSHA requirements in 1910.146(k);
  2. Explain that non-entry rescue is the rule for all entries into permit-required confined spaces with two exceptions;
  3. Identify the characteristics of permit-required confined spaces that can be reclassified under 1910.146©(7); and
  4. Describe how to re-classify a permit-required confined space properly so that 1910.146(k) no longer applies.
CEU Type: IACET, HRCI, CLE, EPA, Sanitarian, BWC Discount Programs
CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CLE: 1
  EPA: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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105 Confined Space Rescue Requirements

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