Confined Space Rules for Construction that are in the Final OSHA Rule

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19J1088

Learning Objectives:

  • Get the latest from the 621-page OSHA Final Rule regarding construction confined spaces
  • Learn the new and changed definitions
  • Understand the responsibilities as the controlling employer under OSHA
  • Learn when a worker permit confined space is required
  • When testing and monitoring is required
  • What training is now required
  • How to train for emergency procedures
  • Duties of authorized entrants
  • Duties of attendants
  • Duties of supervisors
  • Rescue and emergency services
  • Proper PPEs

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Regulations, rules, standards that impact construction sites with regard to confined space
  • How lack of training records can cost employers $7,000 per employee
  • Create a confined space safety plan that protects your organization
  • Avoiding potential accidents and injuries
  • Definitions: Old, Changed & New
  • Specific training modules
  • Emergency preparedness
  • What must be monitored and by whom?
  • Training expectations on PPEs
  • Role of supervisor
  • Common mistakes that will get your organization in trouble

Overview of the webinar

This training program will offer the latest from the 621-page OSHA Final Rule regarding construction confined spaces. Attendees will understand the new and changed definitions, responsibilities as the controlling employer under OSHA, and when a worker permit confined space is required.

Who should attend?

  • Construction companies
  • Excavation
  • Trenching
  • Underground utilities
  • Demolition
  • Job superintendents
  • Subcontractors
  • Project managers
  • Human resources
  • Safety
  • Confined space workers
  • Confined space attendants
  • Confined space supervisors
  • Auditors
  • First responders

Why should you attend?

The definition of a confined space in construction has changed under OSHA. Without this knowledge, you may be subject to OSHA violations, fines, higher EMR and Worker Comp costs. In addition, if you are found negligent you may be subjected to lawsuits and other legal proceedings.

In this interactive session, attendees will gain up-to-date knowledge, the latest information and what are considered best practices with regard to confined spaces at you construction site. The course will also help arm yourself with cutting edge tools, the latest legal developments and practical advice on the challenges of recruiting, background screening and hiring the best people for your organization.

Faculty - Mr. Joe Keenan

Highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience.  He received his Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007 and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011.  He has the current pleasure of serving as Mississippi and Alabama Area Director of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015.  Since 2002, he is an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer (both renewed in 2016). 

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