Confined Space: Issues and Clarification of OSHA Confined Space Rescue

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This webinar occurred on: June 30, 2016

In a matter of minutes, an emergency in a confined space can result in serious injury or worse, a fatality. And studies show that 60% of confined space fatalities are “would be” rescuers - employees who become victims when their emotions takeover without thought of the hazards they may confront trying to rescue their co-worker.

OSHA's Confined Space regulation allows rescues to be performed by in-house or outside third party rescue teams who are onsite at the facility. All individuals with an active role in confined space rescue must be aware of the hazards, be properly trained and equipped and maintain proficiency levels, and practice simulated rescues before an emergency incident. The rescue team’s ability to perform the rescue duties under pressure is critical and when selecting rescue personnel, a physical and psychological evaluation of the employees or outside contractors must be carefully considered. Many employers choose to use “Call 911” as the rescue team, not realizing that a fire department may not be trained in confined space rescue or their response cannot be performed in a timely manner or not available to respond at all.

In this webinar, we will discuss confined space rescue, the issues employers face when rescue personnel is not properly trained or equipped, and the importance of having an onsite in-house trained rescue team or third party industrial rescue team, or combination of both, rather than relying on the local fire department.

During this webinar, you will learn:
  • How to evaluate and select confined space rescue personnel, in-house and/or third party.
  • What training and equipment is required to develop a higher performance rescue team.
  • Issues with contractors and how to verify they are confined space and confined space rescue trained.
  • Why you should reconsider using Call 911 as your only confined space rescue plan.
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Chris Koester, Safety Instructor & Consultant/Owner, Priority One Safe-T, LLC
Chris Koester is the owner and President of Priority One Safe-T, LLC, a safety consulting and training firm specialized in OSHA compliance and emergency response for manufacturing and industrial facilities. He is a consultant to the largest Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN) Manufacturer in the U.S., the U.S. Tar Creek Superfund site, and several other manufacturers that have oversight from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by virtue of the products manufactured.


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Duration: 1 Hour