Confined space certification
Unsafe work in confined spaces has led to fatalities and injuries in the construction, mine, and general industries. And many confined spaces fatalities involve not one, but two, victims: the worker and the rescuer.
According to OSHA and MSHA: A confined space is defined as any space or structure which is large enough for a worker to enter, is not intended for continuous employee occupancy and has limited or restricted means for entry or exit. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.
OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress.
OSHA's Confined Space standard 29 CFR 1910.146 contains requirements for practices and procedures to protect employees in general industry from the hazards of entry into permit-required confined spaces.
OSHA's Confined Spaces in Construction standard 29 CFR 1926.1200
provides definitions and division of responsibilities on construction sites to ensure that confined space evaluations are properly performed and recorded, and that workers are provided with appropriate training and personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary to help prevent illness, injury and death.
Unlike OSHA, which has a regulation specifically addressing confined spaces, MSHA instead relies for enforcement on a number of relevant standards. For M/NM surface and underground operations, these include standards related to air quality and physical agents (30 CFR §§56/57.5001(a), .5002, and .5005(c)), hazardous motion (30 CFR §56/57.14105), safety belts and lines (30 CFR §§56/57.15005), protective equipment and clothing (30 CFR §§56/57.15006), and materials storage and handling (30 CFR §§56/57.16002). Part 46 and Part 48 training requirements for surface miners and underground miners, respectively, also apply, as does an underground standard pertaining to oxygen deficiency (30 CFR §57.5015).
In this course participants will learn how to recognize and safely work in confined spaces, as well as certify them under the OSHA's Confined Space standard 29 CFR 1910.146 and OSHA's Confined Spaces in Construction standard 29 CFR 1926.1200. This is an active, hands-on, solution based course.
Who needs this course?
All workers and professionals who must work in or around confined spaces—including storage bins, silos, manholes, pits, pipelines, underground vaults, tanks, and process vessels.
Construction, mine, and general industry workers, attendants, authorized entrants, entry supervisors, and even rescue personnel need to take confined space training, as required by industry–specific OSHA and MSHA regulations. Supplementary training may be necessary, depending on particular on–site hazards at work.
Minimum Number of Participants: 6
Minimum Hours of Attendance: 8
Participants should bring PPE including, but not limited to, hard hats, safety glasses, and fall protection.
Certification for this course is effective for 2 years.
Class is held at LSS Office
214 W 5th St. Ste. B
Joplin, MO 64801
Parking available at:
511 S Wall Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801
In order to receive a refund for a course, you must notify Lear's Safety Services and withdraw from the class 5 business days prior to the training event. If a scheduled class has less than the minimum number of participants or weather conditions make travel unsafe, Lear's Safety Services will cancel the class and refund any fees previously paid by the participant. All refunds will be in the form of a check.
For Lear's Safety Services clients, if you fail to withdraw an employee from a class at least 5 business days prior to the training event, you will be invoiced the non-client employee price.