Confined Spaces Defined: Hazards, Standards & Training

Episode 26

OH&S SafetyPod: Confined Spaces Defined: Hazards, Standards & Training

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses all things hazards, standards and training regarding confined spaces with guest Chris Koester, consultant and owner with Priority One Safe-T, an emergency response and standby rescue services and training firm for industrial and manufacturing companies.

It is so great to be back with a new feature episode of the podcast for you on the topic of confined spaces. I sat down with Chris Koester for a conversation on what a confined space is, how it is classified, the hazards that are present, the training needed and so, so much more.

First, a little bit about Chris: Chris Koester is the owner of Priority One Safe-T, LLC, an emergency response and standby rescue services and training firm for industrial and manufacturing companies. He is also a captain with the Springfield, Missouri Fire Department and has over 21 years of experience as a volunteer and career firefighter. He holds numerous firefighting and instructor certifications, and is an adjunct instructor for the Northeast Technology Center, and University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute.

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A special thank you to Blackline Safety:

Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safe each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations in more than 100 countries. Blackline supports a broad range of scenarios and provides a lifeline to tens of thousands of men and women through devices that have reported over 100 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with 4G and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. BlacklineSafety.com

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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