CONFINED SPACE

Designed for facility and site supervisors who must be aware of the common hazards of confined spaces, these courses are available at Colorado Safety Supply Company. As an entrant, there are several common hazards in confined spaces you should always look for, including those already existing in the space and those you might bring in with you:

  • Chemicals already in a space or running through it in pipes can cause serious injury or death. Chemicals can also be brought in by the entrant for cleaning, repair, construction, or maintenance work.
  • Atmospheric hazards include oxygen levels too low for breathing or so high that they can cause an explosion. Other air hazards are toxic vapors, gases, fumes, or dust.
  • Structural hazards like inwardly converging walls found in grain bins, tanks, and industrial dust collection systems are a perfect example of spaces that can trap the entrant.
  • Mechanically created hazards from handheld equipment like grinders or chipping tools can create dangerous levels of dust and flying debris.
  • Electrical equipment in the space can spark a fire or explosion in an atmosphere too high in oxygen or with flammable vapors.
  • There are engulfment hazards, which are materials that can smother or drown a person like grain, sand, or water in a silo, pit, or sewer system.
  • Noise from running equipment and construction work is often greatly amplified in a confined space and can cause hearing loss.

When it comes to confined space training, consider hazards outside of the space. Additional hazards at a construction site to consider are activities or equipment operating near or adjacent to the space that could endanger entrants in the space. For example, a nearby generator or other fuel-supplied equipment can generate exhaust fumes that enter a space.

Take protective measures. Keep these points in mind whenever you enter a confined space:

  • Don’t drop your guard; stay alert.
  • Be ready to leave immediately if you sense conditions are dangerous or if the attendant tells you to leave.
  • Leave immediately if you become tired, dizzy, or nauseated.
  • Stay in constant contact with the attendant to communicate any problems encountered.
  • Don’t hesitate to call for assistance—especially if you need help to exit.

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Confined Space

Mon., Feb. 5th - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location:

IECRM
11429 Pearl Street
Northglenn, CO 80223

Designed to provide students with safety procedures and requirements of Confined Spaces/Permit Required Confined Spaces.

Cost: $TBD

“4 HOUR CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS” also Available.

 ** Confined Space equipment pricing available**

 Available as an open enrollment or at your facility.

 FALL PROTECTION

Three primary protective systems prevent falls from heights. When construction employees are exposed to falling 6 feet or more from an unprotected side or edge, OSHA requires installation of a guardrail system, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system--or some combination of these three safety measures--to protect workers.

Here are some statistics to help you understand the importance of Fall Protection Training:

  • Falls are a leading cause of workplace fatalities, and many more workers are injured every year in falls from heights.
  • Injuries that don't result in death are often disabling.
  • Fall protection regulations are among the most frequently cited during OSHA inspections of construction sites.

OSHA regulations require you to take specific precautions to protect employees who work at heights (29 CFR 1926.500-503, 1926.1053).

Secondary fall prevention systems must be used when primary systems are impractical. OSHA permits the following monitored systems, which rely more on employee involvement and less on engineering solutions, when guardrails, nets, or personal fall arrest systems are not practical. 

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Fall Protection Competent Person Training

Tues., Feb. 6th - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location:

IECRM
11429 Pearl Street
Northglenn, CO 80223

 

  • Limited OSHA requirements
  • Limited ANSI requirements
  • Injury and fatality statistics
  • Hierarchy of fall protection
  • ABC’s of fall protection
  • Daily inspection – ABC
  • Semi-annual inspection and documentation
  • Harness selection, features
  • Harness donning and adjustment – suspension of some attendees (hands on)
  • Connector types, requirements and hazards
  • Anchor point types and requirements
  • Self-rescue - (hands on)

    *Limited rescue considerations “4 HOUR CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS” also Available.
$180

 

 EM385 Training

EM385-1-1 Section 21 Competent Person Fall Protection Training

USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

(NOTE: BREAKS AND LUNCHES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN TIMES.  COURSE WILL BE IN EXCESS OF 24 HOURS!)

Wed. - Fri., Feb. 7- 9 - 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location:

IECRM
11429 Pearl Street
Northglenn, CO 80223
  • EM385 Section 21 requirements
  • OSHA requirements
  • Detailed ANSI requirements
  • Myths of Fall Protection
  • EM385 clarification and exemption letters
  • Fall protection plan
  • Injury and fatality statistics
  • Hierarchy of fall protection
  • ABC’s of fall protection
  • Harness selection, features
  • Harness donning and adjustment - suspension of most attendees (hands on)
  • Connector types, requirements and hazards
  • OSHA compliant Lanyards
  • ANSI 6 FF & 12 FF lanyards
  • Class A & B retractable
  • Fall arrestors
  • Free fall calculations
  • Anchor point types and requirements
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Daily inspection – ABC
  • Semi-annual inspection and documentation
  • Self-rescue - (hands on)
  • Rescue considerations
  • Hazard Awareness and corrective actions
  • OSHA inspections and fines

This course is designed for facility and site supervisors who must also serve as the competent person required by EM385-1-1 Army Corp of Engineers requirements. The training provides detailed coverage of fall prevention and protection, roles of the worker, building a fall protection system, pre-use and component person inspection, and recognizing evaluating and controlling the risks or hazards.

Cost: $775


** EM385 Compliant Fall Protection Equipment  Now Available to order**

 Available as an open enrollment or at your facility.