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Title: OSHA Confined Space Safety
Description: This course will help participants gain insight into the importance of developing and implementing a confined space safety program at their own utility or organization. More than 200 persons die each year in confined spaces. These deaths are preventable if confined space entry procedures, required by OSHA regulations, are followed. This course will also have a special safety equipment demonstration session. Specific content includes: an introduction to regulations, training requirements, examples, categories, and hazards of confined spaces; toxic atmospheres as well as testing and monitoring; lockout tagout; permits; and duties of those working in the confined space.
Who Should Attend: Both water utility management and operations professionals who deal with their organization’s safety issues will find this seminar of interest. The focus will be to provide information on Confined Space Safety that can be adapted to an individual water utility’s needs regardless of the size of the utility.
Pre-requisites: None
CEUs: 0.6
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: In this interactive workshop participants will have an opportunity to examine: OSHA Regulation 1910.146 for Confined Space Safety; How to apply this “minimum standard of care” to develop a confined space safety program; How to equip and train personnel to meet the standard and protect their personal safety when entering confined spaces. Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to:Define a confined space; Name three categories of confined space hazards; Name two causes of oxygen deficient atmospheres; Identify three types of toxic atmospheres; Identify confined space explosion and fire hazards; Describe atmospheric testing and monitoring techniques; List pre-entry considerations; Describe how to properly use the confined space entry permit; Define the key duties of the entry supervisor, authorized entrant, and attendant; Explain the key points of a confined space entry written program; Describe the key steps and proper use of support equipment while working in the confined space; Explain general procedures to operate an air monitor, sample various atmospheres, read and record results; Describe how to properly position the ventilator given worksite conditions and use a nomograph to determine proper ventilation time; and Describe how to properly perform a confined space entry utilizing a three man team.
Learning Outcome/Assessment Method: In addition to the course’s interactive learning format shaped by participant-instructor question and answer throughout, a multiple choice written “pretest” of course learning outcomes will be administered prior to start of the first instruction unit of the class. This will allow you to conduct your own “knowledge check” and you’ll be able to determine what you already know or might not be aware of regarding confined space safety. These will be collected and reviewed by the instructors with general feedback provided to the group following the first break. Following completion of both the morning and afternoon sessions of the course, you’ll complete a “clean copy” of this same written assessment. This will serve as a “post-test knowledge check” so that you can measure what you learned in the course. The pre-test and post test will be comprised of straight forward multiple choice questions covering the core content of each instructional segment (presentation) and general course information for a total of ten questions. Each multiple choice question will examine your knowledge and understanding with regard to key concepts and information presented in a given segment and the overall course. There will be no trick questions. Following the completion of each assessment, a group review of the assessment will be conducted by the course instructors and/or NEWWA Education Staff proctor. Participants will “self correct” their assessments during this review and indicate their score on the top of their answer sheets. Participants must achieve a score of 7 out of 10 correct for a “passing grade”. Answer sheets will be submitted to/reviewed by NEWWA Education Staff proctor during the course sign-out process. Any participant who does not achieve the required passing score will meet with the NEWWA Education Staff proctor for an oral review/debrief following completion of the course. This will provide learners with an opportunity to re-examine assessment questions and answers, clarify information, and develop insight into their responses. It will also provide an opportunity to access additional learning support if needed.
Technology Requirements: None

Changed at: 7/14/2016 9:11 AM Changed by: Kirsten
Created at: 4/19/2011 8:41 AM Created by: Kirsten King

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